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Isaac Oliver
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS SIR PHILIP SIDNEY
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Isaac Oliver
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS SIR PHILIP SIDNEY
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Isaac Oliver
ROUEN CIRCA 1556 - 1617 LONDON
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS SIR PHILIP SIDNEY
Watercolour and bodycolour on vellum;
signed centre left with the artist's monogram, gold frame with rope-work border, inscribed verso: Sir Philip Sydney
57 by 48 mm
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Provenance

John Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York;
his executor's sale, London, Christie's, 24 June 1935, lot 172 (as a Gentleman, said to be Sir Philip Sidney), bt. Dr. Beets;
Dr. Anton F. Philips;
sale, London, Christie's, 21 October 1997, lot 28,
where acquired by Bernadette and William M.B. Berger, Denver, Colorado

Literature

G.C. Williamson, Catalogue of the Collection of Miniatures, The Property of J. Pierpont Morgan, London 1905, vol. I, pp. 53-54, no. 47 (as Sir Philip Sidney?), pl. XXVI, no. 1

Catalogue Note

The way the sitter's hair is dressed and the shape of the lawn ruff would suggest that this miniature was painted in the 1590s.

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