Wed, 22nd Oct 2008 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Association)

 
  Lot 29
 

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A PEN AND INK PICTURE OF SIR JOHN...

A PEN AND INK PICTURE OF SIR JOHN PENNINGTON

possibly 17th Century, in the form of an engraver's original, the cartouche inscribed The true portracture of that Famous & Valliant Sea Capt. / Sr. John Pennington. Knight of the Gentlemen in Ordinarie of his Ma'tie / privie Chamber Governor & Captaine of Sandowne Castle in Kent and / Vice Admiral of his Ma'ties Fleet for this expedit'ion Ad 1636

9 x 7in. (23 x 18cm.) Framed and glazed

Sir John Pennington (1568-1646) held a series of high-profile naval appointments in a life-long naval career that began in obscurity. By 1617 he served as a vice admiral under Sir Walter Raleigh (in the Orinoco expedition) and ended as Lord High Admiral to Charles I, albeit one without a fleet to command as it was controlled by Parliament by this stage of the Civil War. It is thought he died when Bristol was stormed by Fairfax.

Estimated at £400 - £500


 

A PEN AND INK PICTURE OF SIR JOHN PENNINGTON

possibly 17th Century, in the form of an engraver's original, the cartouche inscribed The true portracture of that Famous & Valliant Sea Capt. / Sr. John Pennington. Knight of the Gentlemen in Ordinarie of his Ma'tie / privie Chamber Governor & Captaine of Sandowne Castle in Kent and / Vice Admiral of his Ma'ties Fleet for this expedit'ion Ad 1636

9 x 7in. (23 x 18cm.) Framed and glazed

Sir John Pennington (1568-1646) held a series of high-profile naval appointments in a life-long naval career that began in obscurity. By 1617 he served as a vice admiral under Sir Walter Raleigh (in the Orinoco expedition) and ended as Lord High Admiral to Charles I, albeit one without a fleet to command as it was controlled by Parliament by this stage of the Civil War. It is thought he died when Bristol was stormed by Fairfax.