PETER BOY, THE ELDER | Portrait of Damian Hartart von der LeyenHohengeroldseck, Archbishop of Mainz (d. 1678)
Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP
PETER BOY, THE ELDER
Lubeck circa 1648 - 1727 Dusseldorf
Portrait of Damian Hartart von der LeyenHohengeroldseck, Archbishop of Mainz (d. 1678)
enamel on gold;
signed with the artist's initials centre lower: P.B.
52 by 45mm.
The work is in good condition.
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Inventory, 1949, 'Miniature: A cleric – an enamel' in the Strong Room
The distinctive shape of this enamel probably indicates that it was once applied to a cup or goblet.