English School, 16th Century Portrait of a child, full-length, holding a wooden feeding bottle

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Lot 77
English School
16th Century
Portrait of a child, full-length, holding a wooden feeding bottle

Sold for £ 18,750 (US$ 23,886) inc. premium
English School, 16th Century
Portrait of a child, full-length, holding a wooden feeding bottle
dated 'Ano. Dni. 1593' (upper left) and inscribed 'AEtatis Suae.15.sep' (upper right)
oil on panel
59.7 x 45.7cm (23 1/2 x 18in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    The Collection of Sheila Elmhirst, by whom offered
    Sale, Sotheby's, London, 14 May 1967, lot 65, where purchased by the present owner

    Literature
    E. Elmhirst, 'Feeding Bottles through the Ages', Country Life, 18 November 1954, p. 1777
    The Nursing Mirror, 26 March 1954, p. 1678
    S. Kevill-Davies, Yesterday's Children: The Antiques and History of Childcare, Suffolk, 1991, p. 41, ill.
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