Old Master and British Works on Paper, including Portrait Miniatures from the Pohl-Ströher Collection

Old Master and British Works on Paper, including Portrait Miniatures from the Pohl-Ströher Collection

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 128. Portrait of Sir Robert Hodson (d. 1809).

Property from the collection of the late Dr Erika Pohl-Ströher (1919-2016)

William Wood

Portrait of Sir Robert Hodson (d. 1809)

Lot Closed

December 4, 04:08 PM GMT

Estimate

1,200 - 1,800 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from the collection of the late Dr Erika Pohl-Ströher (1919-2016)

William Wood

Suffolk 1769 - 1810 London

Portrait of Sir Robert Hodson (d. 1809)


Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gold frame, glazed hair reverse;

reputedly signed, inscribed and dated verso: 1803 / 690

76 by 63 mm.

This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby’s recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory and prohibit the import of African elephant ivory. Please note that Sotheby’s will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby’s assist with the international movement of ivory by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby’s shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer’s inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.
Sale, London, Sotheby's, 20 July 1981, lot 205;
where acquired by Dr Erika Pohl-Ströher (1919-2016)
G.C. Williamson, The Miniature Collector, London, 1921, p. 293

The sitter was a Member of Parliament for Holybrooke, County Wicklow and in 1789 was created a baronet within the Irish peerage. 

The miniature is listed under number 5690 in the hand-written sitter's book of the artist, held in the Victoria and Albert Museum.