Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of Edward Altham (1622 - 1694) 1665

Salvator Rosa 

Portrait of Edward Altham (1622 - 1694), Salvator Rosa
oil on paper laid on canvas
17th Century
19 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches 49.5 x 36.8 cm
Bankes Collection, Kingston Lacy, by 1731 (?); Sale, Christie's, London, January 26, 1968, lot 174, as Jonathan Richardson: Portrait Head of a Man, Said to be Alexander Pope; Private Collection, Washington, D.C. (until 1993)
This sketch is preparatory to the portrait of Edward Altham as a Hermit which was painted by Salvator in 1665 and sent to the sitter''s cousin Sir John Banks at Kingston Lacy in Dorset, now reunited there with the present study.
Philip Mould Ltd, 18-19 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5LU.Copyright Philip Mould Ltd.