My friend Martin who’s a whiz at coming across the unusual, alerted me to this; a rarely seen portrait of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk.
|Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, by an Unknown Artist. Private Collection.|
The portrait shows
Brandon’s resemblance to his brother–in-law and friend Henry VIII, and his virile good looks that so appealed to the King’s sister Mary, whom married in secret in 1515. Brandon
Sotheby’s has it valued at £100,000 to £150,000. I’ll have to settle for the postcard.