View 1 of Lot 196. Henrietta Maria Vernon Atherton, 2nd Lady Lilford (d. 1820), of Atherton Hall, Leigh, with her two children.
View 1 of Lot 196. Henrietta Maria Vernon Atherton, 2nd Lady Lilford (d. 1820), of Atherton Hall, Leigh, with her two children.
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John Hoppner, R.A.

Henrietta Maria Vernon Atherton, 2nd Lady Lilford (d. 1820), of Atherton Hall, Leigh, with her two children

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

The Property of a Gentleman

John Hoppner, R.A.

John Hoppner, R.A.

Henrietta Maria Vernon Atherton, 2nd Lady Lilford (d. 1820), of Atherton Hall, Leigh, with her two children

Henrietta Maria Vernon Atherton, 2nd Lady Lilford (d. 1820), of Atherton Hall, Leigh, with her two children

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

The Property of a Gentleman

John Hoppner, R.A.

London 1758 - 1810

Henrietta Maria Vernon Atherton, 2nd Lady Lilford (d. 1820), of Atherton Hall, Leigh, with her two children


oil on canvas, in a carved and gilt wood trophy frame

unframed: 127 x 101.5 cm.; 50 x 40 in.

framed: 179 x 152 cm.; 70 1/2 x 59 7/8 in.

By descent in the family of the sitter to the 7th Baron Lilford (1931-2005);
From whom acquired, in 1961, by the present owner.

Henrietta Maria Vernon Atherton was the daughter of Robert Vernon Atherton and Henrietta Maria Legh. She married Thomas Powys, 2nd Baron Lilford (1775-1825) on 5 December 1797 at Penwortham, Lancashire, and they had twelve children. The present painting dates to circa 1804 and shows the 2nd Lady Lilford with her two eldest children.


We are grateful to Dr. John Wilson for endorsing the attribution to John Hoppner following inspection of digital images.