Gesso, Gilt, Poplar
610 x 480 mmOrder this image
Petworth House and Park, West Sussex
A French Italian nineteenth century composition frame for a portrait bust (NT/PET/P/190) of a young man, called 'A Spanish Minstrel', by Alexis Grimoux (c.1680-1733).
Bought by the 2nd Earl of Egremont (1710-1763) for £7.7. Thence by descent, until the death in 1952 of the 3rd Lord Leconfield, who had given Petworth to the National Trust in 1947, and whose nephew and heir, John Wyndham, 6th Lord Leconfield and 1st Lord Egremont (1920-72) arranged for the acceptance of the major portion of the collections at Petworth in lieu of death duties (the first ever such arrangement) in 1956 by H.M.Treasury.