BURGUNDIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1520
Portrait of a knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece, half-length
oil on panel, marouflaged
11 x 81⁄8 in. (27.9 x 20.5 cm.)
Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
The Dukes of Manchester, Kimbolton Castle, Huntingdonshire, and by descent to,
Alexander Drogo Montagu, 10th Duke of Manchester (1902-1977), Kimbolton Castle, and by inheritance to the present owner.
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Consuelo Montagu, Duchess of Manchester (1853-1909), Catalogue of the Pictures at Kimbolton Castle, p. 13, no. 98, as ‘Holbein’, in the Green Drawing Room.
London, The New Gallery, Exhibition of the Royal House of Tudor, 1890, no. 130, as 'School of Holbein'.
Suggestion has been made that this portrait bears a stylistic affinity to works by the Master of the Princely Portraits and could have been executed by a later artist influenced by the master. The sitter’s physiognomy is also comparable to the Portrait of Engelbert II, Count of Nassau in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and in a portrait of him found in the Triptych with the miracles of Christ in The National Gallery of Victoria, attributed to the Workshop of Master of the Legend of St Catherine.
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We would like to thank Frederick Hepburn for proposing Engelbert II (1451–1504), Count of Nassau-Dillenburg and Vianden, Baron of Breda as the sitter in the present lot.