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Title Philip de Monmorency, Count of Horn
Original Translation Philippe de Montmorency, Comte de Hornes
Collection Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Attributed to manner of Ewouts, Hans (Early Netherlandish painter, ca. 1525-after 1578, active England)
Date 1543 (dated)
Description A portrait of Philip Monmorency around the age of 28 years old, dressed in a black tunic embroidered with gold thread. Around his waist is a belt, possibly acting as a strap for a horn, whilst a black hat decorated with gold and jewels and a large feather is atop his head. The artist has included Monmorency's coat of arms in the top left of the painting and the age of the sitter top right. Philip Monmorency was the Admiral of Flanders, but after resisting to Spanish despotic rule was executed for treason in 1568.
Current Accession Number PM090015
Inscription front ur 'ata: sua. Ao. 1543'
Subject figure; portrait
Measurements 56.5 x 45.5 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Theresa Macquoid, 1939.
Provenance Acquired by 2nd Earl Clancarty while ambassador at Brussels and the Hague from 1813-1823; by descent to 4th Earl of Clancarty; 4th Earl of Clancarty sale, Christie's, 12 March 1892, lot 94 as Artist unknown. Portrait of Count de Horn, purchased by Percy Macquoid.
Rights Owner Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Author Timothy Williams
 

 

 

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