French School, circa 1600
A Gentleman, wearing black doublet and white ruff, against a blue background.
Oil on card, gilt-metal frame, the reverse set with octagonally faceted crystal revealing quatrefoil cut-out of painted red card decorated with blue spots over green fabric and three small handwritten labels bearing indistinct names.
Oval, 50mm (1 15/16in) high
Provenance: Sotheby's, 27 April 1950, lot 61, sold to S.H.R. Harris for £14