Follower of Benjamin Arlaud (Swiss, circa 1670-after 1731) A Gentleman identified as, Francis Godolphin, 2nd Earl of Godolphin, PC (1678-1766), wearing yellow coat, white chemise and cravat, his powdered wig falling in curls behind his shoulders
Lot 28Y Ф
Follower of Benjamin Arlaud
(Swiss, circa 1670-after 1731)
A Gentleman identified as, Francis Godolphin, 2nd Earl of Godolphin, PC (1678-1766), wearing yellow coat, white chemise and cravat, his powdered wig falling in curls behind his shoulders
£ 500 - 700
US$ 640 - 890

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Lot Details
Follower of Benjamin Arlaud (Swiss, circa 1670-after 1731)
A Gentleman identified as, Francis Godolphin, 2nd Earl of Godolphin, PC (1678-1766), wearing yellow coat, white chemise and cravat, his powdered wig falling in curls behind his shoulders.
Watercolour on ivory, gilt-metal frame.
Oval, 28mm (1 1/8in) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Sotheby's, London, 24 November 1983, lot 392

    Francis was the only child born to Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin and Margaret Blagge who died just six days after his birth. Francis was educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge, where he took his MA in 1705. He held a number of offices including Teller of the Exchequer (1699-1704), MP for East Looe (1701), Helston (1701-1710) and Tregony (1710-1712), Lord of the Bedchamber to both George I and George II (1716; 1727–1735) and Governor of the Scilly Islands (appointed 1723).

    In 1698, Godolphin married Lady Henrietta Churchill (1681-1733), the eldest daughter of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough and Sarah Jennings. Godolphin was one of the founding Governors of the Foundling Hospital. Upon his death, the Barony of Godolphin of Helston was inherited by his cousin, Francis Godolphin, 2nd Baron Godolphin (1706-1785).

Saleroom notices

  • This lot contains or is made of ivory. The United States Government has banned the import of any ivory into the USA.
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