06 juillet 2017

William Larkin portrait smashes estimate at Bonhams Old Master Paintings sale

William Larkin, Portrait of Thomas Pope, later 3rd Earl of Downe. Sold for £449,000 (€511,768). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- William Larkin’s Portrait of Thomas Pope, later 3rd Earl of Downe, sold in the room for a remarkable £449,000, ten times its estimate of £40,000-60,000, at Bonhams Old Master Paintings sale today, 5 July 2017. Bonhams Director of Old Master Paintings, Andrew McKenzie said, “Having spent much of its life at Wroxton Abbey, William Larkin’s magnificent Portrait of Thomas Pope is unusually well... [Lire la suite]

03 juillet 2017

William Larkin, Portrait of Thomas Pope, later 3rd Earl of Downe, bust-length, in a white tunic embroidered with gold and...

Lot 45. William Larkin (London circa 1580-1619), Portrait of Thomas Pope, later 3rd Earl of Downe, bust-length, in a white tunic embroidered with gold and a yellow lace collar, oil on panel, 56.8 x 43.7cm (22 3/8 x 17 3/16in). Estimate £40,000 - 60,000 (€45,000 - 68,000). Photo: Bonhams. Provenance: The sitter, Thomas Pope, 3rd Earl of Downe (1598-1668), by descent to Thomas Pope, 4th Earl of Downe, upon whose death in May 1668 the picture passed by inheritance to His sister,... [Lire la suite]
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03 juillet 2017

The Weiss Gallery at London Art Week

François Clouet (c.1515 – 1572), Henri 1er, Duc de Montmorency, Seigneur de Damville (1534 – 1614), Marshal of France, Constable of France, and Governor of Languedoc (1563 – 1614). Painted circa 1567. Oil on oak panel (With an old hand-written label attached to the reverse of the panel: ‘Deux gravures identiques du Duc Henri Ier de Montmorency dit Damville se trouvent à la Galerie des Estampes de la Bibliothèque Nationale (livre des Montmorency). Il est représenté dans un portique, une épée au côté et un bâton de... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2017

Portrait of English Civil War turncoat offered at Bonhams Old Master Paintings Sale

Portrait of Thomas Pope by William Larkin. Estimate: £40,000-60,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A recently discovered work, Portrait of Thomas Pope, by the English portrait painter William Larkin, features at Bonhams Old Master Paintings sale in London on Wednesday 5 July. It is estimated at £40,000-60,000.  Thomas Pope (1598-1667/68) was born and educated in Oxfordshire. Despite changing sides during the political turbulence of mid-17th century England, Pope not only survived, but prospered. He was first... [Lire la suite]
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03 octobre 2013

National Portrait Gallery acquires portrait of Britain's wealthiest woman and early feminist

Lady Anne Clifford by William Larkin, 1618 © National Portrait Gallery, London. LONDON.- The National Portrait Gallery has acquired a re-discovered painted portrait of the seventeenth-century patron, builder and conservationist, Lady Anne Clifford. A rare woman fighting a male-dominated establishment, Clifford is now seen as a proto-feminist, determined not to be bullied or coaxed into accepting less than she believed to be her due. At her death she was probably the wealthiest woman in England.  Previously lost, recorded only... [Lire la suite]
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08 juillet 2013

Art and Fashion in the Age of Shakespeare

Portrait of Lady Anne Sackville, Lady Beauchamp (1586–1664) or Frances Prynne or Prinne, Lady Seymour of Trowbridge (d.1626), attributed to William Larkin, at Petworth House (inv. no. NT486187). ©National Trust Images/John Hammond Portrait of Francis Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Trowbridge (c.1590-1664), in the style of William Larkin, at Petworth House (inv. no. NT486188). ©National Trust Images/John Hammond Portrait of Mary Curzon, Countess of Dorset (1585 -1645), by William Hamilton RA (1751-1801) after William Larkin, at... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2013

A rare and important Jacobean portrait on view at the Weiss Gallery as part of London Art Week

Mary, Lady Vere by William Larkin (c1580/5-1619), oil on canvas, 72 x 40 in. (183 x 102 cm.) Painted c1615.  LONDON.- A rare and magnificent full-length portrait by the iconic Jacobean artist William Larkin of Mary, Lady Vere, a member of one of England’s leading 17th century Puritan families, will be one of the highlights of a superb exhibition of Old Master paintings to be held by the leading international dealers The Weiss Gallery during London Art Week, which will take place from 28 June to 5 July 2013.  Other... [Lire la suite]
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26 juillet 2012

William Larkin (London, circa 1585 – 1619), Portrait of Grey Brydges, 5th Baron Chandos (1578/9-1621)

William Larkin (London, circa 1585 – 1619), Portrait of Grey Brydges, 5th Baron Chandos (1578/9-1621). Photo Sotheby's inscribed on the panel, verso: Lord / Grey / Scandis, and on an old label: Grey Lord Chandos son of William Lord Chandos / & Mary daughter of Sr. Owen Hopton Kt. & sister / to Anne Countess of Downe. Oct. An: 1621; oil on panel, in a painted oval; 57 by 44 cm.; 22 1/2 by 17 1/4 in. Estimation 40,000-60,000 GBP. Lot vendu: 289,250 GBP PROVENANCE: By descent in the family of the... [Lire la suite]
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05 juillet 2012

William Larkin (London, circa 1585 - 1619), Portrait of Grey Brydges, 5th Baron Chandos

William Larkin (London, circa 1585 - 1619), Portrait of Grey Brydges, 5th Baron Chandos (1578/9-1621). Photo Sotheby's inscribed on the panel, verso: Lord / Grey / Scandis, and on an old label: Grey Lord Chandos son of William Lord Chandos / & Mary daughter of Sr. Owen Hopton Kt. & sister / to Anne Countess of Downe. Oct. An: 1621; oil on panel, in a painted oval; 57 by 44 cm.; 22 1/2 by 17 1/4 in. ESTIMATE 40,000-60,000 GBP. Lot Sold: 289,250 GBP  PROVENANCE: By... [Lire la suite]
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