Follower of Reverend Matthew William Peters, R.A.
- Reverend Matthew William Peters, R.A.
- Portrait of Miss Mortimer as Hebe
- oil on board
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
The prime version of this portrait, on canvas, was sold in these rooms, 24 November 1999, lot 56 (Private Collection). That painting, which has slight variations in the composition, was engraved by John Raphael Smith and published in June 1779. The print was a huge commercial success and as a result this image became one of the artist's most celebrated compositions. Another version, catalogued as being 35 x 27 1/2 in. was sold at Christie's, 15 April 1912, for £30.9s to Turner, though no mention was given of the medium.