soldportrait of sir john potts baronet antwerp school

SOLD...Portrait of Sir John Potts, Baronet; Antwerp School


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Item Ref

8335

Description

Oil on canvas in mid 17th c. style frame (19th c.)
The Antwerp School, numbering among its members Rubens, Van Dyck and Lievens, was renowned for its quality at a time when Flemish art was pre-eminent in Europe and extremely influential in England.
This painting, of remarkable sensitivity and insight, is by an artist as yet unidentified but unquestionably of great talent. The Potts family of Norfolk lived in Mannington Hall, a mid 15th c. moated manor house now owned by Lord and Lady Walpole.
SIZE: 43 x 37 inc. frame
PROVENANCE: The Bryan Hall Collection, Benningham Old Rectory, Norfolk.(Mr. Hall's collection, built up over 60 years, was acquired mainly from Country house sales of the great Norfolk families during the post war years.A photograph shows this painting hanging on the stairwell of the Old Rectory).
VERSO: Old hand written label 'Sir John Potts 2nd Baronet, age 25 c.1645(?). No. 30'. Old Christies stencil '59 5 LX' and a chalk inscription 'June 17 '59'..presumably the date acquired by Mr. Hall. Late 19th c. label of W. Boswell of London Street, Norwich 'Old Pictures Lined, Cleaned and Restored'
Internal Ref: 8335



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