Samuel Cooper, A Gentleman of the Townsend family, wearing armour and white lawn collar

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Samuel Cooper, A Gentleman of the Townsend family, wearing armour and white lawn collar

Sold for £ 2,151 (US$ 2,869) inc. premium
Samuel Cooper (British,, c.1608-1672)
A Gentleman of the Townsend family, wearing armour and white lawn collar.

watercolour on vellum put down on playing card (ace of spades), , turned pearwood frame, indistinctly inscribed on reverse with the sitter's name.
Oval, 60mm (2 3/8in) high

Footnotes

  • The present lot dates to circa 1650 and depicts a supporter of Oliver Cromwell. It is unusual for a miniature to be backed with the ace of spades as it was seen as a bad omen.
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