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A rare and important portrait of Süleyman the Magnificent (r.1520-66), Italy, late 16th/early 17th century

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Estimate:

80,000 - 120,000 GBP

A rare and important portrait of Süleyman the Magnificent (r.1520-66), Italy, late 16th/early 17th century

A rare and important portrait of Süleyman the Magnificent (r.1520-66), Italy, late 16th/early 17th century

Estimate:

80,000 - 120,000 GBP

Lot sold:

438,500

GBP

oil on copper, framed


22.7 by 17.5cm.

44.5 by 39.8cm. framed

Colours strong, examined under U.V. light, without any obvious areas of retouching except for possibly to lower left-hand corner, in fur, areas of slightly darker paint between name: 'SOLIMANUS', very slight remnant of adhesive(>) to top right-hand corner, in turban, reverse of copper plaque with oxidisation and associated discoloration, set in a wooden frame with nicks and ware throughout, two cracks to top right and lower left-hand edges of frame, as viewed.


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Ex-private family collection, France, since 19th century.