CIRCLE OF FRANCOIS-XAVIER FABRE | Portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as Henry Swinburne (1743- 1803), three-quarter-length, seated at a table with a quill and musical manuscript, holding a violin
CIRCLE OF FRANCOIS-XAVIER FABRE | Portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as Henry Swinburne (1743- 1803), three-quarter-length, seated at a table with a quill and musical manuscript, holding a violin
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CIRCLE OF FRANCOIS-XAVIER FABRE | Portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as Henry Swinburne (1743- 1803), three-quarter-length, seated at a table with a quill and musical manuscript, holding a violin

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

CIRCLE OF FRANCOIS-XAVIER FABRE | Portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as Henry Swinburne (1743- 1803), three-quarter-length, seated at a table with a quill and musical manuscript, holding a violin

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

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Description

CIRCLE OF FRANCOIS-XAVIER FABRE

Portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as Henry Swinburne (1743-1803), three-quarter-length, seated at a table with a quill and musical manuscript, holding a violin


oil on canvas

91.9 by 71cm.; 36⅛by 28in.

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Cataloguing

Literature

Inventory, 1893, in the Corridors and Landing;

Inventory, 1949, in the Grand Staircase

Catalogue Note

Henry Swinburne was a travel writer who wrote accounts of journeys to Spain, the two Sicilies, and France. While abroad it would not have been unusual for such an aristocrat to have picked up some musical culture, and indeed the sitter here appears to be in the act of composition. Swinburne's granddaughter, Henrietta Sophia Benfield, married Robert Berkeley (1794-1874) on 24 January 1822.

Spetchley - Property from the Berkeley Collection
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