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
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