William Sonmans (died 1708 London) Portrait of a youth, bust-length,  76.4 x 65.6 cm. (30 1/8 x 25 7
Lot 142
William Sonmans (died 1708 London) Portrait of a youth, bust-length, 76.4 x 65.6 cm. (30 1/8 x 25 7/8 in.)
Sold for £1,080 (US$ 1,689) inc. premium

Lot Details
William Sonmans (died 1708 London)
Portrait of a youth, bust-length, in a white chemise and purple robes, within a painted stone oval
signed and dated 'Wm Somans/pinx.1696' (centre right)
oil on unlined canvas
76.4 x 65.6 cm. (30 1/8 x 25 7/8 in.)

Footnotes

  • A native of Dordrecht, William Sonmans established himself in London during the reign of King Charles II. He also spent term-time in Oxford where he painted portraits for many of the colleges. After the death of Sir Peter Lely, Sonmans enjoyed greater success with the Court.
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