portrait of edward bishop c1700 by bartholomeus van burgindis

Portrait of Edward Bishop c1700, by Bartholomeus van Burgindis.


Price

£3,950
| $5,260 USD | €4,476 EUR


Item Ref

9137

Description

Oil on canvas in the original fine carved and giltwood frame.
Inscribed upper left 'Edward Bishop. Born 1687'. This is a charming portrait of a young Cornish gentleman, about 12-13 years old; his stance , hand on hip, and a silk cloak draped around him, was very fashionable.
The Bishops were a Cornish gentry family, possessed of several estates. However, when Anne Bishop, sole daughter and heiress of James Bishop Esq, of Lower Tre-Kyninge, married Hugh Rogers Esq, High Sheriff of Cornwall, in 1770, all Bishop possessions passed to the Rogers family.
In late 2018 Charles Rogers of Penrose House died, and in 2019 this portrait and others were sold.
This portrait is not signed by the artist, but others in the collection were, and it is obvious that the same hand was responsible. The signature was 'B. Burghende'. This was Bartholomeus van Burgindis, a Dutch artist, working from 1663-1703. He painted many of the Cornish gentry and one of his portraits is in The Royal Cornwall Museum; Dr. Nathaniel Spry, dated 1703.
SIZE: 34.5 x 29.75 inches including the frame.
PROVENANCE: By descent through the Bishop and Rogers families of Penrose Estate, Porthleven, Cornwall.
Internal Ref: 9137


Dimensions

Height = 87.5 cm (35")
Width = 75.5 cm (30")
Depth = 5 cm (2")


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