Fri 07 September 2018, 10:30 AM - Cardiff Saleroom, South Wales
EARLY SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ENGLISH SCHOOL oil on canvas - half portrait of Sir Richard Bolton wearing ruff colour & holding a scroll with one hand & a pendant suspended from his neck with the other, to the top right corner of the painting an open book with text relating to Sir Richard's professional career in Ireland. Sir Richard Bolton was Attorney-General to the Court of Wards, Dublin & Solicitor-General for Ireland. The painting is dated 1620 to the left & 1620 at the bottom text within the open book (afore mentioned), 75 x 68cms Provenance: the vendor's great-grandfather took ownership of the painting after it was salvages from a fire at The Rectory in Coychurch, near Bridgend, South Wales Condition: the painting has been damaged in many areas particularly the left of the canvas, there are holes within the middle of the canvas & it is applied to board and there have been old repairs. Extensive restoration required.
£1000 - £2000
Hammer price £1,000.00