Lot 186
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ITALO-FLEMISH SCHOOL, 17TH CENTURY | The Massacre of the Innocents;The Miracle of the Five Loaves and Two Fish

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
Sold
31,250 GBP
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Description

  • The Massacre of the Innocents;The Miracle of the Five Loaves and Two Fish
  • both oil on panel, en grisaille
  • Each: 59 x 70 cm
a pair, the verso with the cipher of Charles I

Provenance

King Charles I of England (1600–49), both branded with his cypher on the reverse, and recorded in the inventories made by the Trustees appointed by Act of Parliament after the King's execution, as located in Hampton Court in 1649, inv. nos 173 and 174;
His sale, 21 May 1650, for £1 each, the former to Mr. Wright, the latter to Mr. De Critz;
Probably Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (1614–62), and by descent to
His nephew Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I (1640–1705);
His son Holy Roman Emperor Joseph I (1678–1711);
His brother Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI (1685–1740);
His daughter Holy Roman Empress Maria Theresa (1717–80);
Her son Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II (1741–92);
His brother Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II (1747–92);
His son Archduke Rainer Joseph of Austria, Viceroy of the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia (1783–1853);
Thence by descent.

Literature

O. Miller, 'The Inventories and Valuations of the King's goods 1649–1651', in Walpole Society, XLIII, 1972, p. 196, nos 173 and 174.
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