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422

John Hoppner, R.A.

Portrait of Thomas Norton Esq. (1760–1803) of Kingston Bowsey, Sussex, standing full-length, with his horse and dog in a landscape

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

26,000 - 35,000 GBP

The Property of a Private Collector

John Hoppner, R.A.

John Hoppner, R.A.

Portrait of Thomas Norton Esq. (1760–1803) of Kingston Bowsey, Sussex, standing full-length, with his horse and dog in a landscape

Portrait of Thomas Norton Esq. (1760–1803) of Kingston Bowsey, Sussex, standing full-length, with his horse and dog in a landscape

Estimate:

26,000 - 35,000 GBP

Lot sold:

32,760

GBP

The Property of a Private Collector

John Hoppner, R.A.

London 1758 - 1810

Portrait of Thomas Norton Esq. (1760–1803) of Kingston Bowsey, Sussex, standing full-length, with his horse and dog in a landscape


oil on canvas

unframed: 241.5 x 149.2 cm.; 95⅛ x 58¾ in.

framed: 268 x 178.5 cm.; 105½ x 70¼ in.

The canvas is relined, the paint surface is clean and the varnish is clear and even. There are areas of minor bitumenisation throughout, notably in the landscape upper left, as well as through much of the darker areas of the horse and in the dark foreground and in the greyhound. Some retouchings are visible to the naked eye particularly in raking light, such as an area in the clouds to the right of the man's head where a more distinct network of craquelure is also visible. This is confirmed by inspection under ultraviolet light which further reveals some retouchings in the background upper left. There are further fine lines of retouching to craquelure in the clouds and to parts of the sitter's cheek and cravat along with an area in his right lapel. The lower half of the composition contains broader retouchings which have been applied more loosely. The reads well in its current state and is in overall good condition.


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Anonymous sale, Woking, Ewbank's, 23 March 2017, lot 1134;
Anonymous sale, Bonhams, London, 5 July 2017, lot 76, where acquired.
W. McKay and W. Roberts, John Hoppner, R.A., London, 1909, p. 185;
S. Deuchar, Sporting art in eighteenth-century England, New Haven and London 1988, p. 126;
J.H. Wilson, The life and work of John Hoppner (1758–1810), doctoral. diss., London 1992, pp. 138–39, reproduced fig. 14.
London, Royal Academy, 1785, no. 145 (as ‘Portrait of a Gentleman, Whole Length’).