View full screen - View 1 of Lot 64. Portrait of James FitzGerald, Earl of Offaly, Marquess of Kildare, and 1st Duke of Leinster (1722 - 1773), in a blue robe with fur trim, half-length.
64

Attributed to Jean-Baptiste van Loo

Portrait of James FitzGerald, Earl of Offaly, Marquess of Kildare, and 1st Duke of Leinster (1722 - 1773), in a blue robe with fur trim, half-length

Reserves

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Property from a Private Collection, Sold Without Reserve

Attributed to Jean-Baptiste van Loo

Attributed to Jean-Baptiste van Loo

Portrait of James FitzGerald, Earl of Offaly, Marquess of Kildare, and 1st Duke of Leinster (1722 - 1773), in a blue robe with fur trim, half-length

Portrait of James FitzGerald, Earl of Offaly, Marquess of Kildare, and 1st Duke of Leinster (1722 - 1773), in a blue robe with fur trim, half-length

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Lot sold:

25,200

USD

Property from a Private Collection, Sold Without Reserve

Attributed to Jean-Baptiste van Loo

Aix-en-Provence 1684 - 1745

Portrait of James FitzGerald, Earl of Offaly, Marquess of Kildare, and 1st Duke of Leinster (1722 - 1773), in a blue robe with fur trim, half-length


oil on canvas

canvas: 29 ½ by 24 ⅝ in.; 75 by 62.5 cm.

framed: 39 by 24 in.; 99 by 61 cm.

The canvas is lined and stable on its stretcher. The portrait image reads very well beneath clear varnish with details in the costume retained. A one-inch vertical line of retouching in the sitter's hair is visible to the naked eye but not distracting. Under UV inspection, the varnish is milky but scattered retouching to the background is visible in the upper and center of the left side and the lower right part of the background. The painting can certainly hang in its present state. Offered in a decoratively carved giltwood frame.


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Anonymous sale, New York, Sotheby's, 13 October 1989, lot 185;
There acquired.
FitzGerald was a member of the Irish House of Commons and a Lieutenant-General in the Royal Irish Artillery, and with his many titles he became in 1766  the Premier Duke, Marquess, and Earl in the Peerage of Ireland. In 1747 he married Lady Emily Lennox, of the famous Lennox sisters, and together they had 19 children.