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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, WASHINGTON, DC

Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A.
ELIZABETH KERR, MARCHIONESS OF LOTHIAN (1745-80)
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 62,500 USD
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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, WASHINGTON, DC

Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A.
ELIZABETH KERR, MARCHIONESS OF LOTHIAN (1745-80)
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 62,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A.
PLYMPTON, DEVON 1723 - 1792 LONDON
ELIZABETH KERR, MARCHIONESS OF LOTHIAN (1745-80)

Provenance

William, 5th Marquess of Lothian;
Thence by descent to his son, Lord Charles Beauchamp Kerr;
Thence by descent to his son, Capt. Beauchamp Kerr;
E. Beckett;
By whom sold to Agnew's, London, 7 September 1899;
By whom sold four days later to George J. Gould;
Thence by descent to the present owner.

Exhibited

Thos. Agnew & Sons, London, 1899, no. 13;
Exposition Universelle, British Pavillion, no. 52.

Literature

A. Graves and W.V. Cronin, A History of the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A., London 1899-1901, Vol. I, pp. 20-1, Vol. IV, p. 1470;
E.K. Waterhouse, Reynolds, London 1941, p. 61;
Agnew's Picture Stockbook no. 4;
D. Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds, A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings, New Haven 2000, Text Vol., p. 294, cat. no. 1063, Plates Vol., reproduced fig. 975 (as Untraced).

Catalogue Note

The sitter, born in 1745, was the only daughter of Chichester Fortescue, granddaughter of 1st Lord Mornington. In 1815, she married William John, Earl of Ancrum, afterwards 5th Marquess of Lothian. She died 30 September 1780.

Mannings records the present canvas as an autograph work by Reynolds, possibly the second version of this composition. The recorded prime version, which Reynolds executed in 1769, is now in a private collection.1

Based on photographs, David Mannings maintains his published opinion that the present work is a second version by Reynolds himself, or at least produced in Reynolds' studio under his supervision.2

1. See Literature, Mannings 2000, cat. no. 1062.
2. Written communication, 10 May 2011.

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