An Italianate landscape with nymphs beside ruins signed 'J.Palmer' (lower right) oil on panel 16.3 x 22.4cm (6 7/16 x 8 13/16in).
PROVENANCE: Sale, Sotheby's, London, 23 March 1949, lot 58 Sale, Bonhams, London, 7 December 2005, lot 27
LITERATURE: E. Waterhouse, The Dictionary of 16th and 17th Century British Painters (Suffolk, 1988), p. 211, ill.
The present work is after a painting by Cornelis van Poelenburgh in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen. Sir James Palmer was Chancellor of the Order of the Garter to Charles I and an amateur limner. He painted miniature copies after pictures in the Royal Collection, such as the present work.