Van der Doort c.1639


Emperor Vitellius with wings, sitting asleep leaning on his left hand

Walpole Society reference (1960): 
WS 174, № 14
oil on canvas
Mantua piece
Gift / Exchange / Bought / Inherited: 
entirely ruined by mercury and the colours quite washed away from the canvas almost nothing remaining, Mr Garffirs sent back to Mr [Endymion] Porter as I am informed, the King sent it to his agent in Brussels to be mended, since it has come back again by Mr [Endymion] Porter, where it remains for all I [van der Doort] know
Room description extended: 
In store at Whitehall in the Passage Room between Banqueting House and Privy Lodgings
Original Manuscript page number: 
MS. Ash. 1514, f. 174
Identification certainty: 
Sale Inventory c.1649-51

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