1621 Portrait Richard Graves ( One Of A Pair Offered Separately )
1621 Portrait Richard Graves ( One Of A Pair Offered Separately )
1621 Portrait Richard Graves ( One Of A Pair Offered Separately )
1621 Portrait Richard Graves ( One Of A Pair Offered Separately )
1621 Portrait Richard Graves ( One Of A Pair Offered Separately )
1621 Portrait Richard Graves ( One Of A Pair Offered Separately )
1621 Portrait Richard Graves ( One Of A Pair Offered Separately )

GILBERT JACKSON (worked from c.1620)

1621 Portrait Richard Graves ( One Of A Pair Offered Separately )

c. 1621 England

Offered by Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art

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17THC OIL PORTRAIT ON CANVAS OF RICHARD GRAVES DATED C1621 & SET WITHIN THE ORIGINAL FINELY CARVED GILTWOOD FRAME

ABOUT SITTER
Richard Graves in depicted in this fine portrait wearing all black garment with elaborate white ruff collar and aged 49 in 1621 (born in 1572) and was married to Francis Gourney, eldest daughter of William Gourney of Moore Hall, Yardley, Hertfordshire

He lived in London, where he was a citizen and haberdasher, who owned much property, messuages and taverns, including “The Ship”, "The Dogges Head" and "The Chequers" in the parishes of St. Martin's and St. Bride's.

He died in April 1626, and was buried in St. Martin's, Ludgate.

His will was proved in 1626.
Arms: Argent, a Cross voyded and engrailed, between 4 mullets or 6 poirells, Gules.

The portrait bears a paper label verso printed with 'No. 12 Kiftsgate Court, Hall, through Sidney Graves Hamilton' (Kiftsgate Manor was bought by their son Richard Graves) * See Image 6

The frame is the original 17thc gilt-wood example and is deeply carved with clusters of flowers and acorns

ABOUT ARTIST GILBERT JACKSON (c.1595-after 1648)
Gilbert Jackson was an itinerant portrait painter whose origins are unknown; he is documented as painting from about 1620 to about 1650 from recorded commissions and signed and dated paintings.

His art is purely English, and little influenced by the arrival in England of such painters as Paul van Somer, Daniel Mytens or Anthony Van Dyck.
His work looks back to the flat hieratic style of the late Elizabethan Court, and he devotes infinite care to the rendition of surfaces, colours and textures whilst seeming to be indifferent to the niceties of perspective.

The result is a mixture of sophisticated painterly technique allied with a naiveté of drawing which is at once deeply old-fashioned in the new world of the Baroque, and infinitely charming and unselfconscious.

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Good Condition commensurate with age requiring no work.

Frame has the odd minor losses ( bottom centre and top right )

The effected areas will be professionally restored prior to supply.
With Needham's Antiques, Buxton in the 1980s from whom bought by a Wiltshire gentleman.

THE GRAVES FAMILY OF YORKSHIRE AND MICKLETON MANOR, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND.
The family of Graves is one of the most ancient in England.

This family is believed to have used the name De Grava in Bordeaux, Gascony. It went in with the Norman army, and settled in Yorkshire. The name underwent several changes, and its members have been De Grevis, De Greves, Greve, Grave, Greaves, Greeves, and Graves. John de Grevis was in the army of King John. His great grandson was Thomas de les Greves.

The family lived in early days in that part of England now known as counties Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby and York, occupying the northern part of the three first named and the southern part of York. The first recorded family seat was known as Greves or Greaves, in the parish of Beeley, near Chatsworth, in the northern part of Derbyshire, and a few miles from the southerly boundary of York, where the family resided as early as the reign of Henry III (1216-1272).

Also, according to John Card Graves, the important families of Greaves, of Mayfield Hall, Co. Stafford, Greaves of Page Hall and Elmsall Lodge, Co. Bucks, and others, trace their descent from the ancient Derbyshire family. Many of the descendants of the different branches of the family went, from time to time, to London and other cities in Great Britain, and to the Colonies, and notably to the American Colonies, in the score of years from 1629 to 1649.



Dimensions
External Height 46.50 inch (118.11 cm)
External Width 38.75 inch (98.42 cm)
External Depth 2.50 inch (6.35 cm)
Stock Code
0723
Medium
Oil on Canvas
Signed/Inscribed
Dated upper left corner " Ano 1621 " / Inscribed upper right corner in Latin reads " ATATIS SVE 49 " ( Sitters Age )
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