17thC Portrait Of A Master Stone Mason. Oil on Oak Panel
 
17thC Portrait Of A Master Stone Mason. Oil on Oak Panel
17thC Portrait Of A Master Stone Mason. Oil on Oak Panel
17thC Portrait Of A Master Stone Mason. Oil on Oak Panel
17thC Portrait Of A Master Stone Mason. Oil on Oak Panel
17thC Portrait Of A Master Stone Mason. Oil on Oak Panel
 
17thC Portrait Of A Master Stone Mason. Oil on Oak Panel

17thC Portrait Of A Master Stone Mason. Oil on Oak Panel


This intriguing portrait still holds some unanswered questions as the gentleman still remains anonymous at present. The painting depicts a middle aged man modestly dressed, above left
 the inscription ANNO1616 below AETAS 58 ( aged 58) He  wears what looks like a leather doublet
  his left hand clutching a pair of leather gloves , his right hand holding a prayer book. To the right 
   of him are revealing objects which are,a level  hammer, chisel & trowel ,possibly a symbolic meaning to who he is? and what he was? What we believe is, he was a Master Stone Mason / Architect  of his day, and those objects are a reference to the tools of his trade, his sizable hands portray someone you might imagine working a hammer & chisel on stone ... a grafter... Its very doubtful that he was of an aristocratic bloodline, which makes this portrait even more Interesting.
The portrait is painted on a oak panel housed within a later frame.
  sight size of oak panel H 22" x18"
   Frame  Height 28" Width 24"

     Sale Price £1985   from £3950
 

Dimensions :
71.1 cms High (28 inches)
61.0 cms Wide (24 inches)