Lot 110
  • 110

Sir Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A.

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 USD
Sold
100,000 USD
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Description

  • Thomas Lawrence
  • Portrait of a boy, full-length, standing in a landscape with his dog, said to be Master Arbuthnot
  • oil on canvas
  • 54 by 39 1/2  in.; 137.2 by 100.3 cm.

Provenance

Henry Wilkinson of White Webbs Park, Enfield;
His deceased sale, London, Christie's, 21 April 1888, lot 128;
With Sedelmeyer Gallery, Paris, 1913;
Thatcher M. Adams, New York;
By whose Estate sold, New York, American Art Association, 15 January 1920, lot 152, for $3,100;
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Aldred, Lattingtown, Long Island;
Their sale, New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, 6-7 December 1940, lot 19, for $2,100, to W.W. Seeman, Agent;
Carll Tucker, New York, 1951.

Literature

Revd. G.H. Hodson and E. Ford, A History of Enfield, p. 85;
Sedelmeyer Gallery, Paris, Illustrated Catalogue of the Twelfth Series of 100 Paintings by Old Masters, Paris 1913, p. 130, cat. no. 83, reproduced;
Connoisseur, June 1930, reproduced facing p. 126;
K. Garlick, "A Catalogue of the Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence," in The Walpole Society, vol. XXXIX, 1964, p. 22;
K. Galrick, Sir Thomas Lawrence, a complete catalogue of the oil paintings, Oxford 1989, p. 140, reproduced.

Catalogue Note

The identity of the sitter in this charming portrait by Lawrence is uncertain. Hodson and Ford (see Literature) list the painting as a “Son of Colonel Hill.”  The sitter was subsequently identified as a son of the Rt. Hon. Charles Arbuthnot.  Garlick (see Literature, 1989) points out that it would have to be George, the elder son of Arbuthnot’s first marriage who was born in circa 1801.  However, this would place the date of the portrait at around 1806-07 and it would appear to him, based on seeing only a photograph of the picture, to belong to an earlier date.
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