STEPHEN SLAUGHTER | PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM GRAHAM OF PLATTEN HALL, COUNTY MEATH, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, HOLDING A SNUFF BOX
STEPHEN SLAUGHTER | PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM GRAHAM OF PLATTEN HALL, COUNTY MEATH, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, HOLDING A SNUFF BOX
STEPHEN SLAUGHTER | PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM GRAHAM OF PLATTEN HALL, COUNTY MEATH, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, HOLDING A SNUFF BOX
STEPHEN SLAUGHTER | PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM GRAHAM OF PLATTEN HALL, COUNTY MEATH, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, HOLDING A SNUFF BOX
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KILLADOON HOUSE, PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT IRISH ESTATE

STEPHEN SLAUGHTER | PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM GRAHAM OF PLATTEN HALL, COUNTY MEATH, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, HOLDING A SNUFF BOX

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP

KILLADOON HOUSE, PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT IRISH ESTATE

STEPHEN SLAUGHTER | PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM GRAHAM OF PLATTEN HALL, COUNTY MEATH, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, HOLDING A SNUFF BOX

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Lot sold:13,750GBP

Description

KILLADOON HOUSE, PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT IRISH ESTATE


STEPHEN SLAUGHTER

London 1697 - 1765

PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM GRAHAM OF PLATTEN HALL, COUNTY MEATH, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, HOLDING A SNUFF BOX


signed and dated centre left: Willm Graham / Stepn Slaughter / Pinxit / Dublin / 1746

oil on canvas, in a carved and gilt wood frame

91 x 71.5 cm.; 35⅞ x 28⅛ in.

Condition Report

The canvas is lined, and the paint surface is dirty with a discoloured varnish. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals some older, minor retouchings in the background notably to the right of the sitter's head in an area measuring approx. 5 x 3 cm., and to a small area in his right cheek. More recent intervention comprises small, scattered retouchings in the upper half of the sitter's chest, and a handful of small areas along the left and right margins. In overall very good condition and will respond well to cleaning.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Catalogue Note

William Graham was a close friend of Nathaniel Clements who recieved a mention in his will. Graham married Mary Granville, second daughter of George, Lord Landsdowne in March 1729/1730. They lived at Platten Hall, which was built for Graham's father, Alderman John Graham, in circa 1700; the house was demolished in the early 1950s.

STEPHEN SLAUGHTER | PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM GRAHAM OF PLATTEN HALL, COUNTY MEATH, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, HOLDING A SNUFF BOX
KILLADOON HOUSE, PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT IRISH ESTATE
STEPHEN SLAUGHTER | PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM GRAHAM OF PLATTEN HALL, COUNTY MEATH, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, HOLDING A SNUFF BOX
Lot Closed