Possible Isaac Oliver Miniatures for Sale (?)

April 30 2021

Image of Possible Isaac Oliver Miniatures for Sale (?)

Picture: coutaubegarie.com

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

@Drouot on Twitter have drawn attention to these two miniatures that are coming up for sale at La maison Coutau-Bégarie & Associés next week. Both bear traditional attributions to Isaac Oliver (c.1565-1617). The gentleman on the right depicts an unknown sitter in armour, painted onto ivory, and is estimated at €10k - €12k. The miniature on the right bears an inscription identifying the sitter as Queen Elizabeth I (?) and Isaac Oliver as the painter, also estimated at €10k - €12k. We'll wait till the sale on 7th May to see exactly what the market makes of them!

Update - The armoured gentleman realised €12,000 and the Elizabeth (?) went unsold.

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