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THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

John Hoppner, R.A.
PORTRAIT OF SIR JOHN OSBORN, BT (1772–1848), OF CHICKSANDS PRIORY, BEDFORDSHIRE, HALF-LENGTH, WEARING A BLUE COAT WITH A RED LINED COLLAR AND WHITE NECK CLOTH
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186

THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

John Hoppner, R.A.
PORTRAIT OF SIR JOHN OSBORN, BT (1772–1848), OF CHICKSANDS PRIORY, BEDFORDSHIRE, HALF-LENGTH, WEARING A BLUE COAT WITH A RED LINED COLLAR AND WHITE NECK CLOTH
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Details & Cataloguing

John Hoppner, R.A.
LONDON 1758 - 1810
PORTRAIT OF SIR JOHN OSBORN, BT (1772–1848), OF CHICKSANDS PRIORY, BEDFORDSHIRE, HALF-LENGTH, WEARING A BLUE COAT WITH A RED LINED COLLAR AND WHITE NECK CLOTH

Provenance

By descent in the family of the sitter;
H.L. Smyth Esq.;
With Howard Young Galleries, New York, by 1930;
Richard Beatty Mellon (1858–1933), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;
Thence by family descent until given to The Westmoreland County Museum of Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, in 1966;
By whom sold, London, Sotheby's, 15 November 1989, lot 55.

Exhibited

San Francisco, The California Palace of the Legion of Honour, English painting of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, 6 June – 9 July 1933, no. 29;
Providence, Providence Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Old and new England, 19 January – 18 February 1945, no. 79;
Greensburg, The Westmoreland County Museum of Art, 1966–1989, inv. no. 66.164.

Literature

Apollo, March 1930, p. 218, reproduced;
'Fine English Art Exhibition opens in San Francisco', in American Art News, 27 May 1933, p. 3, reproduced;
P.A. Chew (ed.), The Permanent Collection. The Westmoreland County Museum of Art, Greensburg 1978, p. 164, cat. no. 298.

Catalogue Note

Sir John Osborn was the son of General Sir George Osborn, Bt (1742–1818), Groom of the Bedchamber to George III, and his first wife Elizabeth Bannister. His grandfather, Sir Danvers Osborn, 3rd Bt, was Governor of New York in 1753. Sir John married Augusta Frederica Louis Valentia, daughter of Sir Charles Davers, Bt, in 1809, and succeeded his father as fifth baronet in 1818. He was Colonel of the Bedfordshire Militia, and Member of Parliament for the county. Hoppner also painted likenesses of Sir John's father and stepmother, Lady Heneage Osborn, which were in the collection of Sir Algernon Osborn, Bt, at the family seat at Chicksands Priory, Bedfordshire, circa 1900.

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