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Charles d'Agar
PORTRAIT OF ROBERT DARCY, 3RD EARL OF HOLDERNESS (1681-1721), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH, IN PEER'S ROBES
Estimate
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Charles d'Agar
PORTRAIT OF ROBERT DARCY, 3RD EARL OF HOLDERNESS (1681-1721), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH, IN PEER'S ROBES
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

Two Great Scottish Collections: Property from the Forbeses of Pitsligo and the Marquesses of Lothian

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Charles d'Agar
PARIS 1669 - 1723 LONDON
PORTRAIT OF ROBERT DARCY, 3RD EARL OF HOLDERNESS (1681-1721), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH, IN PEER'S ROBES
inscribed with the identity of the sitter upper left
inscribed with inventory number twice lower left: 238
oil on canvas
125.5 x 101 cm.; 49 1/2  x 39 3/4  in.
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Provenance

By descent from the sitter to his daughter Lady Caroline Kerr, Marchioness of Lothian (d. 1778; married the 4th Marquess of Lothian, 6 November 1735);
Thence by descent.

Literature

Lothian House inventory, 1752 (as by 'Dagarre');
Lothian House inventory, c. 1775 (Blue Room);
Newbattle Abbey inventory, 1798 (Bed Chamber no. 2);
Newbattle Abbey inventory, March 1833, no. 238;
Newbattle Abbey inventory, May 1878, no. 238 (Upper Hall);
Newbattle Abbey inventory, 21 May 1900, no. 238 (Upper Hall);
Newbattle Abbey inventory, December 1901, p. 79 (as by Aikman, Upper & Organ Halls);
O. Millar, The Tudor, Stuart and Early Georgian Pictures in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen, London 1963, text volume, p. 153, under cat. no. 396 (as by Charles d'Agar);
Monteviot House inventory, 14 July 1989, no. 238 (Great Hall).

Catalogue Note

Robert Holderness was a Privy Councillor and Lord of the Bedchamber during the reign of George I, between 1719 and 1722. His daughter, Caroline (d. 1778), married William, 4th Marquess of Lothian (1710-75). A full-length copy of this portrait is in the Royal Collection, recorded at Windsor Castle in 1818, described as After Charles d'Agar and possibly by Enoch Seeman.1 The 1752 Lothian House inventory also lists an 'Earl of Holdernesse copyd by Zeeman ... [£]5.5.0.'

1. Inv. no. RCIN 402761; see Millar 1963, text volume, p. 153, cat. no. 396.

Two Great Scottish Collections: Property from the Forbeses of Pitsligo and the Marquesses of Lothian

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London