ATTRIBUTED TO SIR GODFREY KNELLER: PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN IN AN ELABORATE WIG
Oil on canvas, relined and restretched. Provenance:
Sold Sotheby's, New York,
January 1984, lot #727. 28 3/4 x 24 1/2 in. (sight), 38 x 33 x 3 in.
Estimate $ 2,000-4,000
This wonderfully painted portrait has been in a private
collection in Brooklyn
Heights since 1984 and is
attributed to one of the finest British portrait painters
In the baroque period. The treatment of the hair, skin and
cloth is of exceptional quality, and very reasonably estimated.