English School, 1596
DOUBLE PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN AND HIS WIFE, BOTH HALF-LENGTH
dated upper centre: 15·96
oil on oak panel
62 x 76.8 cm.; 24 3/8 x 30 1/4 in.
Captain Richard Neville, Butleigh Court, Glastonbury, Somerset;
By whom sold, London, Christie's, 5 April 1946, lot 45 (as by a Follower of Lucas de Heere), to The Arcade Gallery;
With Peter Wengraf, The Arcade Gallery, London;
From whom purchased in March 1947 by the late husband of the present owner.
London, Arcade Gallery, Elizabethan Portraits, 19 March – 19 April 1947, no. 12.
Advertised in The Burlington Magazine, vol. LXXXIX, no. 528, March 1947;
G.M. Trevelyan, Illustrated English Social History, vol. I, London 1949, reproduced fig. 148.