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English School, early to mid 17th century-  Portrait of a gentleman, three-quarter-length, in a...

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Lot 2

English School, 
early to mid 17th century- 
Portrait of a gentleman, three-quarter-length, in a...

Price Realised: Unsold Lot

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 2


English School, 
early to mid 17th century- 

Portrait of a gentleman, three-quarter-length, in a black jacket with flat lace collar, holding a blue book; 

oil on canvas, inscribed and dated 'ÆTATIṠ ṠVÆ 25 / 1636' (upper left), 117.4 x 91.5 cm. 

Robert Boothby (d.1774). 
Charles Gilbert Heathcote, Kilmeston Manor, Hampshire, since 1902. 
Private Collection, UK. 

Charles Gilbert Heathcote (1841-1913) was an English barrister and tennis player. He was one of the founders of the All England Club, and played in the first Wimbledon Championships in 1877. He acquired Kilmeston Manor, Alresford, Hampshire in 1902 and became a Justice of the Peace for Hampshire in 1906. The portrait remained at Kilmeston Manor over the course of the 20th and early 21st century, until now. 

Buyer's Premium

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over €1,000 as follows:
0 to €50,000 - 4%, €50,000.01 to €200,000 - 3%
€200,000.01 to €350,000 - 1%,
€350,000.01 to €500,000 - 0.5%
Exceeding €500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at €12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

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