1622
1622

PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK STATE COLLECTION

Gilbert Stuart
PORTRAIT OF OZIAS HUMPHREY, R.A.
Estimate
20,00030,000
JUMP TO LOT
1622

PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK STATE COLLECTION

Gilbert Stuart
PORTRAIT OF OZIAS HUMPHREY, R.A.
Estimate
20,00030,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Gilbert Stuart
1755 - 1828
PORTRAIT OF OZIAS HUMPHREY, R.A.

Provenance

The sitter;
Dr. Crompton, Cranleigh, England;
Stephen Rowland, London, 1891 (by descent);
Charles Henry Hart, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1914 (acquired from the above);
Mrs. Charles Henry Hart, New York (his wife, by descent);
Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Payson, New York (sold: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, Fifty Paintings Sculptures and Drawings: Donated for the Benefit of the Building and Endowment Fund of the Whitney Museum of American Art, May 11, 1966, sale 2438, lot 33);
Dr. John J. McDonough, Youngstown, Ohio, by 1975 (acquired at the above sale; sold: Sotheby Parke-Bernet, Fine American Paintings: The Property of Dr. John J. McDonough, Youngstown, Ohio, New York, March 22, 1978, sale 4098, lot 9).

Exhibited

Traveling Exhibition. A Panorama of American Painting: The John J. McDonough Collection, New Orleans, Louisiana, New Orleans Museum of Art; San Diego, California, Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego; San Antonio, Texas, Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute; Little Rock, Arkansas, Arkansas Arts Center; Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland Museum of Art; Raleigh, North Carolina, The North Carolina Museum of Art; Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Art Center; Youngstown, Ohio, Butler Art Institute, April 1975-October 1976, p. 61, no. 54, illus pl. 3.

Literature

Connoisseur, June 1914, p. 85 (as Unidentified Portrait);
George C. Williamson, Life and Works of Ozias Humphrey, R.A., (London: Bodley Head, 1918), opp. p. 218;
Arts and Decoration, November 1922, p. 35;
Lawrence Park, Gilbert Stuart: An Illustrated Descriptive List of His Works, vol. I, (New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1926), p. 423, no. 423; vol. III, p. 255.

Catalogue Note

Ozias Humphrey was born in 1742 in Honiton, Devonshire, England. He studied drawing under William Shipley in London and miniature painting under Samuel Collins at Bath before settling in London in 1764. Soon thereafter, Humphrey was regarded as England's foremost miniaturist and received patronage from the Royal family and the country's highest nobility. He was elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1791.

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