Lot 306
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JOSHUA REYNOLDS, AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED, 18 AUGUST 1786

Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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Description

  • Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. and Studio
  • Autograph manuscript signed ("J Reynolds")
  • ink on paper
a receipt for £261 10s. for "pictures done for the late Earl of Tenet [i.e. Thanet]", 1 page, oblong slip (c.80 x 200mm), 18 August 1786, docketed on verso

Catalogue Note

Reynolds had painted a number of portraits for Sackville Tufton, 8th Earl of Thanet (1733-1786) in the 1760s and 1770s. He had painted Thanet's mistress Nelly O'Brien (1762-64), his eldest children (in 1766-7), his wife (in 1770), and his younger son the Hon. John Tufton (in 1777). This receipt shows an account settled by the Earl's executors.
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