The Portrait of the Sovereign

By G.S. Laird Clowes, published May 1931


The publication Portrait of Peter Pett and the ‘Sovereign of the Seas’ by Geoffrey Callender describes a painting purchased by Sir James Caird which is of higher quality than that (evidently a copy of it) held in the National Portrait Gallery. Although it is accepted that the stern of a ship illustrated is that of the Sovereign of 1637, Callender’s contention that the painting was executed by the two Van de Veldes, father and son, in 1660 remains open to doubt.

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Subjects include: Art & Music

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