ENGLISH SCHOOL, 1627
PORTRAIT OF ROBERT BERTIE, 1ST EARL OF LINDSEY (1583-1642)
Watercolour and bodycolour with gold paint on vellum, gold and enamel frame, scroll surmount;
dated centre left: Año: 1627, inscribed centre right: AEtatis. 45
30 by 23 mm.
One spot of loss of pigment on ruff centre left. Two or three black spots on ruff towards right (possibly oxidisation of white).
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The Shaftesbury Collection;
Dr. John Lumsden Propert (d. 1902), by 1889;
sale, London, Christie's, 2 May 1961, lot 215;
sale, London, Sotheby's, 30 June 1980, lot 77
London, 1889, case XXXVI, no. 41, p. 100 (mistakenly as Montague Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsay [sic] (1608-1666), by Peter Oliver), lent by J. Lumsden Propert;
London, 1897, no. 30 (as the Earl of Lindsay [sic], by Peter Oliver)
Propert, 1887, p. 60 (as the Earl of Lindsay [sic] by Peter Oliver);
Gloucester Place, 1890, p. 14, no. 28 (as the Earl of Lindsay [sic] by Peter Oliver)
The sitter was the son of Peregrine, 13th Baron Willoughby de Eresby and Mary de Vere, daughter of the 16th Earl of Oxford. His godmother was Queen Elizabeth I. Created Earl of Lindsey by Charles I in 1626, he fought on the side of the King during the Civil War. He was killed at the battle of Edgehill in 1642.