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Tudor Portrait miniature of Sir Francis Walsingham

£5,950.00 Approx $7531.65, €6942.82

Code: 12111

This is a wonderful Tudor period vellum portrait miniature, painted in oils of a bearded gentleman in a white ruff collar. It had been suggested to me of the resemblance to Sir Francis Walsingham. Queen Elizabeth's "Spymaster". He is wearing a black skull cap, as does Sir Francis, so I am confident this is an original portrait of Sir Francis. The portrait is dark, due to the varnish. It is unresearched and in good antique condition, likely removed from a pendant frame. A nice object worthy of further research!

OBJECT: Portrait Miniature


DATE: c. 1560 - 1600 AD

SIZE: 44.8mm x 35.2mm

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, York.