• Title: Portrait of a Man
  • Creator: Corneille de Lyon
  • Date Created: c. 1536/1540
  • Physical Dimensions: overall: 16.5 x 14.3 cm (6 1/2 x 5 5/8 in.) framed: 41.9 x 28.3 cm (16 1/2 x 11 1/8 in.)
  • Provenance: (Sale, Oxenham & Son, London, 31 May-1 June 1832, no. 83, as _Rabelais_ by "Jeannet"); Sir John Rushout, 6th bt. and 2nd baron Northwick [1770-1859], Northwick Park, near Moreton-in-Marsh, originally Worcestershire, now Gloucestershire, and Thirlestane House, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire;[1] to his nephew, Sir George Rushout, 7th bt. and 3rd baron Northwick [1811-1887], Northwick Park;[2] by inheritance to his widow, Elizabeth Augusta, Lady Northwick [née Bateman-Hanbury, 1832-1912], Northwick Park;[3] by inheritance to her grandson from her first marriage, Captain Edward George Spencer-Churchill [1876-1964], Northwick Park; (his sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 28 May 1965, no. 38); (P. & D. Colnaghi, London); purchased 1965 by NGA. [1] The typescript copy of the 1832 sales catalogue in the National Gallery, London, bears the notation "L'Northwick (his own note)" in the margin. [2] There seems to be no way of verifying whether the painting passed by inheritance or was bought back by the third Baron Northwick when the second Baron Northwick died intestate. There appears to be no corresponding painting in the catalogue of the Phillips sale, 26 July 1859, held at Thirlestane House, Cheltenham, although several are possibilities. [3] Elizabeth Augusta Bateman-Hanbury was first married, in 1853, to the writer, soldier, and Member of Parliament George Drought Warburton (1816-1857). Their only child, Augusta Warburton (1854-1941), was married in 1874 to Edward Spencer-Churchill (1853-1911). In 1869 the widowed Mrs. Warburton married the third Baron Northwick, with whom she had a daughter who died at the age of eight; _The Dictionary of National Biography_, 22 vols., London, 1921-1922: 20:753, and L.G. Pine, _The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971_, Baltimore, 1973: 208.
  • Medium: oil on walnut

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