Fine Portrait Miniatures

23 Nov 2011, starting at 14:00 GMT .

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George Perfect Harding (British, circa 1780-1853), after Hans Holbein the Younger (German, circa 1497-1543) Henry VIII (1491-1547), King of England (1509-1547), wearing brown doublet slashed to reveal white, embroidered with gold and bearing gold and onyx buttons, small white collar, fur waistcoat, jewel-set gilt-metal collar, black hat studded with matching jewels and carrying a large white plume

George Perfect Harding (British, circa 1780-1853), after Hans Holbein the Younger (German, circa 1497-1543) Edward VI (1537–1553), King of England (1547-1553), wearing dark red doublet with gold embroidery, white tasselled collar, crimson over doublet with gold embroidery and ermine trim, jewel-set gilt-metal collar, black hat studded with pearls and dressed with a small white plume

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

French School, circa 1600 A Gentleman, wearing black doublet and white ruff, against a blue background

Nicholas Hilliard (British, 1547-1619) A Lady, wearing black dress with heavy gold embroidery to the sleeves, white lace slip, fine double stranded gold collar set with rubies and pearls, a pearl and gem set necklace with a gold jewelled pendant supporting a tear drop pearl, elaborate cartwheel ruff of fine white lace, her upswept curled hair set with gold jewels displaying further rubies and pearls, blue background and gold border

Henry Bone, R.A. (British, 1755-1834) Sir Henry Sidney (1529–1586), standing before green drapery, a marble pillar to his left, wearing black stockings and dark brown breeches slashed to reveal black, black embroidered doublet with ermine trim to the shoulder, white collar and cuffs, ermine waistcoat, black hat with red and gold embroidered trim and large black plume, gold collar of the Order of the Garter, black belt and sword belt with gold clasps, his decorated sword hilt at his right hip, his right hand upon his hip, his left hand resting on the base of the plinth and holding a piece of green material trimmed with gold (cracks)

Continental School, 19th Century A decorative portrait of a 17th Century Lady, previously called Lady Arabella Stuart (1575-1615), wearing black embroidered gown, white lace cuffs and white ruff, cream lace cap, pendent earrings, she holds a pair of cream gloves in her left hand, gold bracelet, a gold and jewelled ring on her third finger

Henry Bone, R.A. (British, 1755-1834) Sir Henry Spelman (c.1562-1641), seated in a red upholstered chair with studded gold edge and fringe, wearing olive green cloak with mauve lining, black doublet, white chemise, white lace ruff, gold skull cap with white lace trim, his left hand held close to his chest and clutching a scrolled manuscript, beside him a table of red cloth, upon which, sits an open book and a magnifying glass

Isaac Oliver (British, 1560/5-1617) Henry, Prince of Wales (1594-1612), before red drapery, wearing damascened armour, white lace ruff, blue ribbon of the Order of the Garter about his neck

Samuel Cooper (British, 1609-1672) A young Gentleman, wearing armour with brass studs and twisted trim to the gardbrace and white lace edged cravat tied with a thin white thread

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