ENGLISH SCHOOL, 16TH CENTURY
Portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as Charles V (1500-1558), bust-length, in armour, wearing the Order of the Golden Fleece
oil on panel
11 x 83⁄8 in. (27.9 x 21.3 cm.)
inscribed 'LE LEMPERVER DESPAYNE' (lower centre)
Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
(Traditionally) Katherine of Aragon (1485-1536), Buckden Palace, Cambridgeshire, and later Kimbolton Castle, Huntingdonshire.
The Dukes of Manchester, Kimbolton Castle, and by descent to,
Alexander Drogo Montagu, 10th Duke of Manchester (1902-1977), and by inheritance to the present owner.
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William Montagu, Court and society from Elizabeth to Anne : Edited from the papers at Kimbolton, London, 1864, p. 3.
Consuelo Montagu, Duchess of Manchester (1853-1909), Catalogue of the Pictures at Kimbolton Castle, p. 13, no. 59, in the Green Drawing Room.
London, The New Gallery, Exhibition of the Royal House of Tudor, 1890, no. 123.
This lot is offered without reserve and will be sold to the highest bidder regardless of the pre-sale estimate.