Sir Walter Ralegh (1554-1618) courtier, explorer, and author

British 16th century unknown

Oil on canvas

after 1590
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    City: London
    Place: Downing Street
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    Sir Walter Ralegh (1554-1618) courtier, explorer, and author
    after 1590
    Oil on canvas
    height: 94.50 cm, width: 72.00 cm
    Purchased from J F Andrade, 1948
    tr: Sir Walter Ralegh
    Collection of politician Philip Yorke, 3rd Earl of Hardwicke (1757-1834) of Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire, by 1820; by descent to landowner and bankrupt dandy Charles Philip Yorke, 5th Earl of Hardwicke (nicknamed Champagne Charlie) of Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire; by whom sold through Christie's, London, 'A Highly Important Collection of Historical portraits, and Valuable Pictures Chiefly Old Master, removed from Wimpole Hall, Cambridge', on 30 June 1888 (catalogue number 62) as by 'Zucchero', bought in at 55 guineas; collection of the Earl of Hardwicke; by whom sold, as part of the Wimpole estate, to landowner and politician Thomas Agar-Robartes (1844-1930; later sixth Viscount Clifden of Lanhydrock, Cornwall) in 1894; collection of J. F. Andrade (possibly a dealer); from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in 1948
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