PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF SUE ERPF VAN DE BOVENKAMP
This frame also relates to the work of the carver and gilder Paul Petit who supplied frames for Frederick, Prince of Wales, son of George II. Two frames with the portraits of The Prince and Princess of Wales are now at Warwick Castle and another portrait of the Prince of Wales by Thomas Hudson is at Trinity College, Dublin. Petit is listed in the Prince of Wales’s accounts from 1732 and continued to supply frames until the Prince’s death in 1751. These frames include trophies and attributes which are specific to the sitter such as heraldic devices and allegorical trophies and objects. (See D. Buttery, ‘The Picture Frames of Paul Petit, and Frederick, Prince of Wales’, Apollo, July 1987). Another frame attributed to Paul Petit sold at Christie’s, Ven House Sale, June 21-22, 1999, lot 468.
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