Lot 602
  • 602

Allan Ramsay and Studio

Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 USD
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Description

  • Allan Ramsay and Studio
  • Portrait of Miss Leighton, three-quarter length, wearing a white satin dress and blue scarf
  • oil on canvas
  • 50 by 40 in.; 127 by 101.6 cm.

Provenance

By family descent to the previous owner;
By whom sold, London, Sotheby's, 14 July 1999, lot 75 (as Allan Ramsay).

Exhibited

Manchester Manchester City Art Gallery, Exhibition of Works of Art from Private Collections in the North West and North Wales, 1960, no. 112 (lent by Sir Michael Leighton).

Literature

A. Smart, Allan Ramsay, A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings, New Haven and London 1999, p. 147, cat. no. 316a (as a largely autograph version).

Catalogue Note

Circa 1752-1753.

Though sold as Portrait of Lettice Leighton, daughter of Sir Edward Leighton, 1st Bt. of Wattlesborough, in 1999 (see Provenance), the identity of the subject in this portrait is uncertain. Other possibilities include Anne Leighton, her sister, or Renea Leighton, the wife of Francis Leighton.

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