An Unknown Young Man
attributed to Cornelius Johnson (London 1593 - Utrecht 1661)
Oil painting on canvas, An Unknown Young Man, attributed to Cornelius Johnson (London 1593 - Utrecht 1661), 1650/60. A half-length portrait of a young man, turned slightly to the right, his left hand on his hip, his right hand resting on a stone ledge, in a large curled shoulder-length wig, dressed in black with simple white collar and frilled cuffs.
Acquired in 1948 by HM Government when Sir Lyonel, 4th Bt (1854 – 1952) and Sir Cecil Tollemache, 5th Bt (1886 – 1969) presented Ham House to the National Trust, and entrusted to the care of the Victoria & Albert Museum, until 1990, when returned to the care of the National Trust, and to which ownership was transferred in 2002
Ham House, The Dysart Collection (purchased by HM Government in 1948 and transferred to the National Trust in 2002)
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attributed to Cornelius Johnson (London 1593 - Utrecht 1661), artist previously catalogued as attributed to Sébastien Bourdon (Montpellier 1616 – Paris 1671), artist