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Thomas Gainsborough R.A.
1727 - 1788
PORTRAIT OF ELIZABETH IVES, MRS THOMAS BUTCHER
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Thomas Gainsborough R.A.
1727 - 1788
PORTRAIT OF ELIZABETH IVES, MRS THOMAS BUTCHER
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 GBP
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Thomas Gainsborough R.A.
1727 - 1788
1727 - 1788
PORTRAIT OF ELIZABETH IVES, MRS THOMAS BUTCHER
half length, wearing a white dress edged with gold  
oil on canvas, in a painted oval, in a carved wood frame
74 by 61 cm., 29 by 24 in.
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Provenance

By descent from the sitter until acquired by a private collector in the 1980's

Exhibited

On loan to Gainsborough House, December 1988-February 1989

Catalogue Note

The sitter was the wife of Thomas Butcher, son of Robert Butcher who was steward to Gainsborough's famous patron, John, 4th Duke of Bedford (1710-1771).  In 1759 Thomas followed his father's profession as agent of the Duke of Bedford's Oakley estate in Shropshire, and later became responsible for all the Russell estates in North Bedfordshire.  The present portrait, together with that of her husband, Thomas, was painted in Bath in 1772.  Gainsborough's portrait of Robert Butcher, painted around 1765, hangs in the Prado, Madrid.

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