Lot 7
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JOHN HOSKINS | Portrait of James Stuart, 1st Duke of Richmond and 4th Duke of Lennox (1612-1655), circa 1640

Estimate
7,000 - 9,000 GBP
Sold
30,000 GBP
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Description

  • Portrait of James Stuart, 1st Duke of Richmond and 4th Duke of Lennox (1612-1655), circa 1640 
  • Watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with gold paint on vellum, mounted on card, gilt-metal frame;signed with the artist's monogram: IH
  • 74 by 60 mm.

Provenance

By family descent to Esme Ivo Bligh, 9th Earl of Darnley (1886-1955);
sale, London, Sotheby's, 19 October 1950, lot 28;
sale, London, Sotheby's, 30 June 1980, lot 81

Exhibited

London, 1887, no. 536 (lent by the 6th Earl of Darnley)

Literature

Reynolds, 1999, p. 116

Catalogue Note

Another version of this miniature, unsigned and showing a slightly narrow field of vision, is in the Royal Collection.1 It is possible that the background represents Eton Collage Chapel to the left, and Windsor Castle to the right.  1. RCIN 420103

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