Attributed to George Perfect Harding (British, born circa 1780-1853) Sir Dudley Carleton, 1st Viscount Dorchester (1573–1632), standing before an open window and red drapery, wearing yellow doublet with red stripes and green buttons beneath a short black cape edged with embroidered borders and lined with white satin, white ruff and cuffs, blue ribbon of the Order of the Garter, gold collar set with emeralds and pearls, emerald green striped breeches over scarlet stockings, matching green shoes embellished with yellow and blue rosettes, his left hand at his hip and a walking cane in his right hand, his sheathed sword at his left and his hat on a table behind him

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Lot 2
Attributed to George Perfect Harding
(British, born circa 1780-1853)
Sir Dudley Carleton, 1st Viscount Dorchester (1573–1632), standing before an open window and red drapery, wearing yellow doublet with red stripes and green buttons beneath a short black cape edged with embroidered borders and lined with white satin, white ruff and cuffs, blue ribbon of the Order of the Garter, gold collar set with emeralds and pearls, emerald green striped breeches over scarlet stockings, matching green shoes embellished with yellow and blue rosettes, his left hand at his hip and a walking cane in his right hand, his sheathed sword at his left and his hat on a table behind him

£ 800 - 1,200
US$ 1,100 - 1,700
Attributed to George Perfect Harding (British, born circa 1780-1853)
Sir Dudley Carleton, 1st Viscount Dorchester (1573–1632), standing before an open window and red drapery, wearing yellow doublet with red stripes and green buttons beneath a short black cape edged with embroidered borders and lined with white satin, white ruff and cuffs, blue ribbon of the Order of the Garter, gold collar set with emeralds and pearls, emerald green striped breeches over scarlet stockings, matching green shoes embellished with yellow and blue rosettes, his left hand at his hip and a walking cane in his right hand, his sheathed sword at his left and his hat on a table behind him.
Watercolour and gouache on paper, inscribed on the obverse Dutx P*x *K, ebonised wood frame with red and gilded borders, the reverse with handwritten label inscribed with the sitter's identity.
Rectangular, 274mm (10 13/16in) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Purchased from Halliday's Ltd., Oxford on 13 September 1986;
    The Fiorentini Collection, P.7

    Dudley Carleton, 1st Viscount of Dorchester, was the son of Anthony Carleton (1522-1576) and Joyce Goodwin (1538-1596). He served James I as ambassador for Venice (1610-1615) and later, the Netherlands (1616-1625). As an art collector, he promoted Italian aesthetics and the Grand Tour during his service in Venice and also acted as an art advisor to Charles, Duke of York (1600-1649) and the Earl of Salisbury (1565-1612). Whilst in the Netherlands, Dorchester exchanged marbles for paintings with Rubens and he served as an intermediary for collectors such as Lord Pembroke (1584-1650). In 1628, Dorchester was appointed Secretary of State, becoming a leading figure of the Personal Rule (1629-1640) of Charles I (1600-1649). He is buried in Westminster Abbey.
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