Details
CIRCLE OF JOHN RILEY (LONDON 1646-1691)
Portrait of a gentleman, bust-length, in a brown cloak, in a feigned oval
oil on canvas
30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)
Provenance
Professor Bernard Nevill F.R.S.A., F.C.S.D. (1930-2019), West House, Chelsea; Christie's, South Kensington, 31 July 2011, lot 214.
with Edward Hurst, Salisbury, 2011, where acquired by the present owner.
Literature
A. Youens, 'At home with Uncle Monty: Design cues from the Withnail and I icon', Country Life, 5 October 2017, illustrated in situ.
Special notice
Please note this lot is the property of a consumer. See H1 of the Conditions of Sale.
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Lot Essay

The present painting was once part of the collection of Professor Bernard Nevill, design director at Liberty during the 1960s and 1970s. It hung in the drawing room of his Arts-and-Crafts home, West House, in Chelsea, made famous as the home of Uncle Monty in the 1987 cult classic Withnail and I.

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