Isaac Oliver (British, 1560/5-1617)
A Gentleman, possibly Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales (15941612), wearing a black figured doublet cut to reveal gold embroidered white under-doublet with lawn collar trimmed with lace, gold hoop earring.
Watercolour on vellum, inscribed on the reverse Prince/ Edward (crossed through)/ brother to/ King Charls [sic]/ that was/ murdered, gilt-mounted in rectangular painted wood frame.
Oval, 51mm (2in) high
Provenance: Lady Cope-Strachan's Settlement; Christie's, 14 December 1971, lot 166
Sotheby's, 10 July 1990, lot 11