A miniature portrait of John Hampden, a cousin of Oliver Cromwell and a leading Parliamentarian in the English Civil War, is being valued by Sotheby’s auctioneers. The painting is by the 17th Century artist Samuel Cooper and it could well be worth around Â£500,000.Earlier this month, two gamekeepers at the Earl’s magnificent Althorp estate in Northamptonshire surprised both their employer and the art world when they chanced upon the work during a metal-detecting expedition.The taxman may investigate this find to establish any tax die on it
The Kelpies prints and gifts
- Your personal mobile caffeination and art delivery unit
- Insulated stainless steel with removable polycarbonate lid
- Holds 15 oz. (443 ml)
- Base fits in most standard car cup holders (diameter 2.5″ / 6.35 cm)
- Top rack dishwasher-safe
- Wraparound design printed for you when you order
The Kelpies are the largest pieces of equine art in the world , created by Scottish artist Andy Scott. The most successful Scottish artist of all time is Jack Vettriano .
Visit the Kelpies in Falkirk
Looking for things to do in Falkirk ? Why not take the Kelpies Falkirk tour and visit 3 five star attractions ?
The Kelpies, the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar house feature in this tour .
The Kelpies have become one of the top tourist attractions in Scotland with over two million visitors .