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Title William Brook, Lord Cobham, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
Collection Dover Museum
Artist Attributed to Flemish School
Previously attributed to Mor, Antonis (North Netherlandish painter, born 1512-1516, died ca. 1576)
Date Earliest 1584
Date Latest 1596
Description William Brook (1527-1596) is presented here wearing the Badge of the Order of St George and holding his Wand of Office. William Brook, 10th Baron Cobham, was the eldest son of George, 9the Baron Cobham and his wife Anne, daughter of John, Lord Braye. He became Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports in 1558, was installed as a Knight of the Garter in 1584 and was Lord Chamberlain to Elizabeth I in 1596.
Current Accession Number Dovrm 2003.68
Subject portrait (Brook, William)
Measurements 102.0 x 68.5 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel (hardwood {oak})
Acquisition Details Purchased through Sotheby's, London, 14 November 1990, lot 20.
Provenance Seton Wills, Littlecote House, Wiltshire; Wills sale, Sotheby's, London, 21 November 1985, lot 859.
Notes In the Sotheby's sale, 21 November 1985, lot 859, the portrait was attributed to the Flemish school, second half of the sixteenth century; in Sotheby's sale, 14 November 1990, lot 20, it was attributed to 'Anglo-Flemish School, late 16th century'. Some time after it was acquired by the Dover Museum, it was attributed to Antonis Mor. However, according to Joanna Woodall, Courtauld Institute, it is not by Mor.
Rights Owner Dover Museum
Author Dr Lenia Kouneni
 

 

 

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