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Bernardino de' Conti
Charles d'Amboise

c. 1505
oil on panel
35 x 31.8 cm (13-3/4 x 12-1/2 in)
Henry VIII, King of England [1491-1547], by 1542 Westminster Palace inventory; by inheritance to Edward VI, King of England [1537-1553]; by inheritance to Mary I Queen of England [1516-1558]; by inheritance to Elizabeth I, Queen of England, [1533-1603]; by inheritance to James I, King of England [1566-1625]; by inheritance to Charles I, King of England [1600-1649]. (Probably Charles I [Commonwealth] sale, 1649-1651). John Sholto Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry [1844-1900], Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, by 1866; [1] Charles Alexander Douglas-Home, 12th Earl of Home [1834-1918], The Hirsel, Borders, Scotland, by 1909. [2] (Frank T. Sabin [d. 1915], London). (Paul Drey, New York); sold 1948 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; gift 1961 to Seattle Art Museum, n. 61.150. [1] Lent to the National Portrait exhibition, South Kensington Museum, London, 1866, no. 12, as portrait of James, Earl of Douglas, by an unknown artist. [2] Lent to Burlington Fine Arts Club , London, 1909, no. 47, as “An Italian Nobleman” by Bernardino de’Conti. Not included in the 20 June 1919 estate sale of Douglas-Home held at Christie's, London.
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