Portrait of a gentleman, said to be Sir Edward Gregory, 76.7 x 63.7 cm. (30¼ x 25 1/8 in.)
Lot 32
Circle of Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618-1680 London) Portrait of a gentleman, said to be Sir Edward Gregory, 76.7 x 63.7 cm. (30¼ x 25 1/8 in.)
Sold for £3,360 (US$ 5,299) inc. premium

Lot Details
Circle of Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618-1680 London)
Portrait of a gentleman, said to be Sir Edward Gregory, bust-length, in a blue wrap and a white lace jabot
bears the inscription 'SIR EDWAD GREGORY KT. OB. 1716' (lower left)
oil on canvas
76.7 x 63.7 cm. (30¼ x 25 1/8 in.)

Footnotes

  • Sir Edward Gregory is mentioned in the diary of Samuel Pepys as 'the purser of the largest ship in the Navy, the Sovereign'. It is also recorded that he purchased this post from his predecessor and that this was an accepted way of obtaining a commission or warrant.
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