A 17th century portrait miniature of  Sir Henry Blount (1602-1682) painted on vellum
A 17th century portrait miniature of  Sir Henry Blount (1602-1682) painted on vellum
A 17th century portrait miniature of  Sir Henry Blount (1602-1682) painted on vellum

NICHOLAS DIXON (c.1645-c.1708)

A 17th century portrait miniature of Sir Henry Blount (1602-1682) painted on vellum

c. 1660 United Kingdom

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, painted on vellum, in later gilt-metal frame the reverse erroneously inscribed Judge Jeffreys

There is another version of this portrait by Dixon in the Met in New York, Accession Number:24.80.513.

Sir Henry travelled widely on the Continent and in Egypt, he was knighted in 1640. He sided with the Royalists in the Civil war. His Voyage to the Levant an account of an 11 month journey, of 6 thousand miles, went through 8 editions in English between 1636 and 1671.
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Lord Beauchamp, Madresfield
Heckett Collection; Sotheby's, April 1978, lot 501
L'Exposition de la miniature a Bruxelles en 1912, 1913, p. 25
G.C. Williamson, History of Portrait Miniatures, 1904, vol. I, pl. LIII, fig 5.
G. Reynolds, English Portrait Miniatures, 1988, p. 81
Dimensions
Height 6.90 cm (2.72 inches)
Stock Code
5094
Medium
gouache on vellum
Signed/Inscribed
Signed on the obverse
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