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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Thomas Hudson
PORTRAIT OF ARTHUR CHICHESTER (1739-1799), 1ST MARQUESS OF DONEGALL, FULL LENGTH, STANDING IN A LANDSCAPE WHILE SIX YEARS OLD
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601

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Thomas Hudson
PORTRAIT OF ARTHUR CHICHESTER (1739-1799), 1ST MARQUESS OF DONEGALL, FULL LENGTH, STANDING IN A LANDSCAPE WHILE SIX YEARS OLD
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Thomas Hudson
DEVONSHIRE 1701 - 1779 TWICKENHAM
PORTRAIT OF ARTHUR CHICHESTER (1739-1799), 1ST MARQUESS OF DONEGALL, FULL LENGTH, STANDING IN A LANDSCAPE WHILE SIX YEARS OLD
inscribed on the urn upper left: Arthur Chichester Esq/AE 6. 1745. 
oil on canvas
50 1/4  by 40 in.; 127.6 by 101.6 cm.
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Provenance

Dorothy B. Hammerstein;
By whose Estate sold, New York, Sotheby's, 14 January 1988, lot 181 (as a pair with a pendant, Portrait of John Chichester, age 5).

Literature

V.H. Pancoast, "IFAR Identifies a Pair of Portraits by Thomas Hudson," in IFARreports, vol. 7, no. 3, April/May 1986, pp. 2-3, reproduced on the cover and p. 3.

Catalogue Note

The sitter was the elder son of John Chichester (d. 1746), MP for Belfast, and Elizabeth Chichester (née Newdigate).  He became 5th Earl of Donegall upon the death of his uncle in 1757.  He graduated from Oxford in 1759, was appointed privy counselor in 1766, and was MP for Malmesbury from 1766-84.  In 1791, he was created Earl of Belfast and 1st Marquess of Donegall.

At the time of the 1988 sale (see Provenance) this portrait was sold together with a portrait of Arthur’s younger brother John Chichester, who was born in 1740.

Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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