Bernard Lens (British, 1682-1740)
Henry IV (1367-1413), King of England and Lord of Ireland (1399-1413), wearing emerald green tunic edged with gold and brown fur, white linen shirt edged with gold, gold ceremonial chain bearing the Plantagenet armorial lion, jewelled red chaperon edged with gold and pearls, he carries a sceptre under his right arm, painted against a blue ground with gold border.
Watercolour on vellum, signed on the obverse with gilt monogram BL, wood mount inscribed K. Henry. IV in gold, rectangular ebonised wood frame, the reverse bearing the inscription 13/ King Henry.y.e.IV./ Bernd Lens Fecit/ 1732.
Circular, 50mm (1 15/16in) dia.
£1,000 - 1,500
1,200 - 1,800
US$ 1,500 - 2,300
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