Sleeper Alert!

March 24 2021

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Picture: Sotheby's

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Sotheby's sale of the family collection of the late Countess of Mountbatten of Burma has already had its first sleeper!

The above portrait of Matthew Parker (1504-1575), Archbishop of Canterbury, catalogued as by a Follower of Holbein, has just made £189,000 over its £2,000 - £3,000 estimate.

Update - And another! This portrait of Thomas, Lord Seymour, just made £94,500 over its £4,000 - £6,000 estimate.

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