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THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt and Studio
PORTAIT OF EDWARD CECIL, 1ST VISCOUNT WIMBLEDON (1572–1638), HALF-LENGTH, WEARING ARMOUR, A PINK SASH AND A LACE COLLAR
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
122

THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt and Studio
PORTAIT OF EDWARD CECIL, 1ST VISCOUNT WIMBLEDON (1572–1638), HALF-LENGTH, WEARING ARMOUR, A PINK SASH AND A LACE COLLAR
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt and Studio
DELFT 1567 - 1641
PORTAIT OF EDWARD CECIL, 1ST VISCOUNT WIMBLEDON (1572–1638), HALF-LENGTH, WEARING ARMOUR, A PINK SASH AND A LACE COLLAR

Provenance

Anonymous sale, Madrid, Duran, 26 December 1979, lot 82, where bought by the present owner.

Catalogue Note

Edward Cecil was the son of Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, and his first wife Dorothy, second daughter of John Nevill, 4th Lord Latimer. A military and naval commander, he served under Elizabeth I, James I and Charles I, taking part in expeditions to Brabant, Emden and Grave, and continuing to command English troops in Holland in 1621. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1601, appointed Lord Marshal of the Sea and Land Forces by the Duke of Buckingham in 1625, and was created Viscount Wimbledon in 1626. 

Mierevelt painted Cecil's portrait a number of times, and this particular type at least twice; the dated prototype of 1631 is that in the National Portrait Gallery, London.2

We are grateful to Anita Jansen for endorsing the attribution to Mierevelt and studio on the basis of first-hand inspection of the painting.

1. Inv. no. NPG 4514; see, D. Saywell and J. Simon, Complete Illustrated Catalogue. National Portrait Gallery, London 2004, p. 669, reproduced. The other autograph version is in the National Army Museum, London, inv. no. NAM. 1973-05-44-1.

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