Framed in a later wide 19th century gilt frame. 1510 x 1240 mm.
The sitter stands in an architectural Baroque setting, in front of a fluted column with floral acanthus leaf socle, a large piece of velvet(?) veils the right hand portion of the picture. One hand rests on a plinth draped in his mantle, the other is held open. He is dressed in a silk jacket and large cloak with fine linen cuffs and collar.
Tentatively attributed to Samual van Hoogstraten, 1627 – 1678.
Van Hoogstraten worked England from the 1650s onwards but increased his output between 1662 -1667, painting and lecturing for clients including Thomas Knatchbull Esq., and his brother Sir Norton Knatchbull, 1st Baronet (1602-1685)
It has a four digit black stencil similar to Christies catalogue marks (currently untraced)
Two labels on the back of the frame read:-
J Fairhurst Flint House Art Gallery 34 Elm Street Norwich
Then in unreadable blurred green ink Artist: England
Title of Work: Sir ? blurred
Price: Gns ? 24,000 ?
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