Acquired from Mallett & Sons (Antiques) Ltd., 2002.
Mallett Catalogue, London, 2004, p.96.
Mrs. Hale or Mary Chaloner (1744-1803), sister in law of Edward Lascelles, later 1st Earl of Harewood, is represented as Euphrosyne, one of the Three Graces, the personification of Grace and Beauty and handmaiden to Venus. The original painting by the reknown English painter Sir Joshua Reynolds is currently hanging at Harewood House, still home of the Lascelles family.
In overall good conserved condition. Gilding to Chinese frame original. Painted glass with small losses to edges only visible on close inspection and minor areas of foxing and retouching consistent with age and use. A charming object. "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."