Attributed to Salomon Mesdach

Active in Middelburg between 1617 – 1632

 

A Portrait of a Boy holding his Gloves and a Rose &
A Portrait of a Boy holding a Goldfinch

 

Annotated 'ÆTATs. SVÆ. 4.', upper right; annotated 'ÆTATs. SVÆ. 6.’ and indistinctly dated ‘1624', upper right
Oil on panel
H. 64.2 cm. W. 49.3 cm.

 

Provenance
With Leggatt Brothers, London, before 1912 (according to a label on the reverse);
Collection of Edward Grenfell, 1st Baron St Just (1870 – 1941), Wilbury House, Newton Tony, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, falsely identified as King Charles II and his younger brother King James II;
Thence by descent to Peter George Grenfell, 2nd Baron St Just (1922-1984);
Collection of Christopher Hodsoll, Morville Hall, Shropshire, United Kingdom, until 2019

 

Catalogue note

We are grateful to Mr Alessandro Nicola Malusà M.Phil, Doctoral Researcher at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, for his assistance in cataloguing these portraits





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