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A portrait of a Gentleman, wearing armour and white lace stock tied with blue bow 

 French School 

A portrait of a Gentleman, wearing armour and white lace stock tied with blue bow,  French School
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oil on silver
18th Century
Oval, 54mm (2 1/8in) high
 
Provenance:
Purchased 1982, Kunsthandel K. Henninger-Tavcar, Pforzheim
Exhibited:
1982, Kunsthandel K. Henninger-Tavcar, Pforzheim, Porträt eines Herrn im Harnisch
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Painted in the late seventeenth or possibly very early eighteenth century, this portrait of an unknown gentleman may have been painted by an artist influenced by the work of Jakob Ferdinand Voet (1639-c.1700). This is particularly apparent in the combination of influences from both Italian and Flemish sources. It is slightly more unusual to find a small portrait oil painted on silver as opposed to copper at this date.
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