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A 17th century portrait miniature of Sir Henry Blount (1602-1682) painted on vellum

£ 8,000

Artist: Nicholas Dixon

painted on vellum, in later gilt-metal frame the reverse erroneously inscribed Judge Jeffreys

There is another version of this portrait by Dixon in the Metropolitan Museum in New York, Accession Number:24.80.513.

Sir Henry travelled widely on the Continent and in Egypt, he was knighted in 1640. He sided with the Royalists in the Civil war. His Voyage to the Levant an account of an 11 month journey, of 6 thousand miles, went through 8 editions in English between 1636 and 1671.
More Information
Year                 circa 1660.
Medium                 gouache on vellum,
Signed                 Signed on the reverse
Provenance                 Lord Beauchamp, Madresfield
Heckett Collection; Sotheby's, April 1978, lot 501
Literature                 G.C. Williamson, History of Portrait Miniatures, 1904, vol. I, pl. LIII, fig 5.
G. Reynolds, English Portrait Miniatures, 1988, p. 81
Exhibition                 L'Exposition de la miniature a Bruxelles en 1912, 1913, p. 25
Condition                 Good
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