Samuel Cooper (British, 1609-1672)
James Butler, 12th Earl and 1st Duke of Ormonde (1610-1688), wearing armour and small white collar, his natural hair worn long.
Watercolour on vellum, signed on the obverse with initials SC, silver-gilt frame with pierced spiral cresting, the reverse with Hickson Collection label.
Oval, 55mm (2 3/16in) high
Provenance: S.V. Hickson; Sotheby's, 22 April 1968, lot 58
Exhibited: Portrait Miniatures from the Merchiston Collection, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 23 September 11 December 2005, no.5
Stephen Lloyd, Exhibition Catalogue, 2005, p.18-19 and 57, ill.col.pl.2