SAMUEL COOPER | PORTRAIT OF SIR JOHN ROBARTES, 2ND BARON ROBARTES OF TRURO, LATER 1ST EARL OF RADNOR (1606-1685), CIRCA 1665
Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP
London 1609 - 1672
PORTRAIT OF SIR JOHN ROBARTES, 2ND BARON ROBARTES OF TRURO, LATER 1ST EARL OF RADNOR (1606-1685), CIRCA 1665
Watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, gilt-metal frame;
signed with the artist's monogram lower left: SC.
77 by 64 mm.
The colours in fair order but two rather unaccountable horizontal line running across the face mid brow and lower half of nose. There is a further surface scratch between the eye brows.
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T.R. Fetherstonhaugh, by 1974;
sale, London, Christie's, 25 November 1980, lot 68
London, 1974, no. 108
Foskett, 1974, p. 126 (as by or after Cooper)
The sitter was the eldest son of Richard Robartes, who had been knighted in 1616, created a Baronet in 1621 and raised to the peerage, as Baron Robartes, in 1625. Sir John fought with the parliamentarians during the Civil War, however he was horrified by the execution of the King in 1649. During the Commonwealth he retired to his family seat at Lanhydrock House, Cornwall. In 1679, having re-entered court, he was created Viscount Bodmin and Earl of Radnor by Charles II.