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Pair of Portraits, English School, 17th Century

ENGLISH SCHOOL, 17TH CENTURY.
A pair of portraits of William Mellish (1605-1667) and his wife, Martha (1610-1684).

Inscribed respectively:
Ano Domi 1639 Aetatis June 34
and
N Byk fecit Ao 1637 June 4th.
With later inscriptions:
Wm Mellish Esq
3d Son of Edw. Mh
& Alice Reason
b. 31 Mh 1605. d 3 Ap. 1667
and
Martha Dr. of Saml. Goldsmith
W. of Wm Mellish
ob. 4 Jul. 1684 aet. 74

Oil on canvas.

Provenance:
By descent through the Mellish family, firstly Blyth Hall, Nottinghamshire and latterly at Hodsock Priory, Nottinghamshire to Frances Katharine Mellish who married Sir Andrew Buchanan 1st Baronet (1807-1882);
Thence by descent at Hodsock Priory to Sir Andrew Buchanan, 5th Baronet (b. 1937).

Dimensions
Height: 42in. / 107cm
Width: 34.5in. / 88cm

Frame
Height: 55in. /140cm
Width: 47in. / 120cm)

Reference
550

Price
£65,000

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