(n/a) Nicholas Hilliard (British, 1547-1619)
A Gentleman, wearing black coat with gold buttons, open to reveal white doublet, high ruff and black cap.
Watercolour on vellum, rectangular gilt-metal frame with bloodstone panels, the edge erroneously engraved HENRY STUART. LORD DARNLEY/ ATTRIBUTED TO ISAAC OLIVER, the reverse glazed to reveal remains of inscribed playing card and with Astor of Hever collection label (no.M15).
Oval, 50mm (1 15/16in) high
The Lord Astor of Hever, Christie's, 15 June 1982, lot 47
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