8th Dec, 2021 10:00

The Christmas Auction

Lot 229

Follower of English School (17th century) Portrait of Vincent Corbet

Follower of English School, 17th century, half portrait of Vincent Corbet wearing armour and with a white collar, inscribed lower left ' Ob AD 1656. Sir Vincent Corbet Knight and Baronet son of Sir Andrew Corbet Knight', oil on canvas, some damage, 76cm x 63.5cm with later associated frame

Consigned from a local private estate

Sir Vincent Corbet was a prominent 17th Century Shropshire gentleman and politician. He was created the First Baronet of Moreton Corbet and Commissioner of Array for Charles I, charged with establishing a regiment of dragoons in the county. He fought for the Royalist cause during the Civil War and led local troops in Shropshire and Cheshire.


Private estate.

Sold for £3,400

Condition Report

The painting is an oil on canvas, it has an associated later frame within which it is unsecure. There is a 5cm 'E' shaped tear to the lower centre, a 4cm 'L' shaped tear to the lower right and a hole centre-right edge. There is craquelure throughout and roughness/abrasions to the paint surface around the edges. There is a long stratch through the left side of the hair. A reverse dent is present to the upper right corner. The surface has dirt and surface accretions. Wear and tear to the frame- has solid joints.

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