Gerard Soest (?Soest c. 1600-1681 London)
Portrait of a boy from the Ashley-Cooper family, half-length, wearing a blue wrap and a white shirt with a dog in a landscape
oil on canvas
33 5/8 x 25 3/8 in. (85.4 x 64.4 cm.)
in an English early 18th Century eared and scroll panelled giltwood frame, carved with egg-and-dart border with pendant foliage and flower-heads
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftsbury (1671-1713), St. Giles's House, Wimborne, Dorset, and by descent to,
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 10th Earl of Shaftsbury (1938-2004); Christie's, London, 27 June 1980, lot 142.
with Thos. Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 31 January 2013, lot 272.