The Countess of Lucan (Lady Margaret Bingham) (British, d. 1814) Admiral Sir John Hawkins (1532–1595), wearing black doublet and white semi-circular lawn collar
Lot 3Y
The Countess of Lucan
(Lady Margaret Bingham) (British, d. 1814)
Admiral Sir John Hawkins (1532–1595), wearing black doublet and white semi-circular lawn collar
Sold for £1,625 (US$ 2,729) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
The Countess of Lucan (Lady Margaret Bingham) (British, d. 1814)
Admiral Sir John Hawkins (1532–1595), wearing black doublet and white semi-circular lawn collar.
Signed on the obverse with monogram ML and inscribed Admiral Hawkins. temo ElizA the reverse inscribed, The original/ by Hoskins in the/ Possesion of/ Mr Northcote/ of Devonshire, gilt-metal mount.
Oval, 64mm (2 1/2in) high

Footnotes

  • In 1562 John Hawkins became the first Englishman to start capturing people in Sierra Leone and selling them as slaves to Spanish settlers in the Caribbean. In 1571 Hawkins was involved in a plot with Philip II to assassinate Elizabeth I. However, he changed sides and his information helped William Cecil to have the main conspirators arrested and executed. He was rewarded by being appointed Treasurer of the Navy. For his role in the victory against the Spanish Armada, Hawkins was knighted by Elizabeth I.
Activities
Lot symbols
Contacts
  1. Jennifer Tonkin
    Specialist - Portrait Miniatures
    Bonhams
    Work
    Montpelier Street
    London, SW7 1HH
    United Kingdom
    Work +44 20 7393 3986
    FaxFax: +44 20 7393 3863
Similar items