Wells, Somerset ? c. 1590 - 1665 London
PORTRAIT OF SIR THOMAS PEYTON, 2ND BT. (1613-1684), 1648
Watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, mounted on prepared card, gold frame, the verso engraved with a coat of arms;
signed with the artist's initials centre left: IH, inscribed lower right: AEt: 35:
55 by 47 mm.
The flesh tones have faded, otherwise good.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Sale, London, Sotheby's, 9 June 1969, lot 69;
sale, London, Sotheby's, 22 February 1971, lot 26;
sale, London, Sotheby's, 9 February 1989, lot 303;
Robert Lane Bayne-Powell (d. 1994), Kent;
his sale, London, Sotheby's, 11 October 1994, lot 33
In 1623 the sitter inhertied his family's baronetcy upon the death of his father: Sir Samuel Peyton, 1st Bt. of Knowlton Court, Kent. Sir Thomas served as a member of parliament between 1640-1644 and later from 1661 to 1679. During the Civil War he fought for the King.