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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK

John Hoppner, R.A.
PORTRAIT OF DR. EDMUND AYRTON (1704-1808), HALF LENGTH, IN CRIMSON CHOIRMASTER ROBES
Estimate
20,00030,000
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608

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK

John Hoppner, R.A.
PORTRAIT OF DR. EDMUND AYRTON (1704-1808), HALF LENGTH, IN CRIMSON CHOIRMASTER ROBES
Estimate
20,00030,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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John Hoppner, R.A.
LONDON 1758 - 1810
PORTRAIT OF DR. EDMUND AYRTON (1704-1808), HALF LENGTH, IN CRIMSON CHOIRMASTER ROBES

Provenance

By descent to W.S. Aytron, Esq., London, great-grandson of the sitter;
Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 14 March 1903, lot 114;
Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 20 July 1906, lot 157;
With Leger Galleries, London, by September 1989. 

Literature

H.P.K. Skipton, John Hoppner, London 1905, p. 24;
W. McKay and W. Roberts, John Hoppner, R.A., London, 1909, p. 8.

Catalogue Note

Dr. Edmund Ayrton was a successful organist and composer who was appointed Master of the Children at the Chapel Royal in 1780 and made a Doctor of Music in 1784, an occasion which could have warranted a portrait commission such as the present picture, where he appears in his red choir robes.  As Hoppner himself was a chorister in the Chapel Royal, it is likely that they had a personal connection.  Ayrton is buried in the north cloister at Westminster Abbey. 

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