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Portrait miniature of a Gentleman called Inigo Jones, in black gown, white lawn collar with tassels, black skull cap, long curling brown hair; pillar and landscape background with castle in the distanc (in studio of John Hoskins the Elder) 

John Hoskins the Younger (c.1620/30 - d.after 1703)

Portrait miniature of a Gentleman called Inigo Jones, in black gown, white lawn collar with tassels, black skull cap, long curling brown hair; pillar and landscape background with castle in the distanc (in studio of John Hoskins the Elder), John Hoskins the Younger
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Watercolour on vellum
17th Century
Oval, 2 13/16 inches, 7.1 cm high,
 
Provenance:
Miss J. M. Seymour; Sotheby's, London, 9 May 1928, lot 50 (as Inigo Jones by Samuel Cooper). E.P. Jones Collection, Chester; Robert Bayne-Powell (1910-1994) Collection. English Private Collection.
Literature:
D. Foskett, Samuel Cooper and his contemporaries, National Portrait Gallery, 1974, no. 57, illustrated p. 26.
Exhibited:
London, National Portrait Gallery, Samuel Cooper and his contemporaries, 1974, no 57 (as An Unknown Man, called Inigo Jones, lent by Robert Bayne-Powell).
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The present work is an unusually large example of John Hoskinís style c.1650 and on a scholarly level demonstrates the past difficulties in distinguishing between the hand of Hoskins and his pupil Cooper.

The first record we have of this portrait miniature is when it appeared at auction in 1928 after having been in the collection of a Miss J.M. Seymour
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