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Attributed to Joseph Highmore, Portrait of Edmund Pytts Esq. | Attribué à Joseph Highmore, Portrait d'Edmund Pytts Esq.

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Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 EUR

The Property from an important Private European Collector | Provenant d'une importante collection particulière européenne

Attributed to Joseph Highmore, Portrait of Edmund Pytts Esq. | Attribué à Joseph Highmore, Portrait d'Edmund Pytts Esq.

Attributed to Joseph Highmore, Portrait of Edmund Pytts Esq. | Attribué à Joseph Highmore, Portrait d'Edmund Pytts Esq.

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 EUR

Attributed to Joseph Highmore

London 1692 - 1780 Canterbury

Portrait of Edmund Pytts Esq. (1696-1753), in a green coat, a tricorn under his left arm


Inscribed and dated lower right Edmd. Pytts Esqr. / MP for Worcestershire 1741 / Died 1753

Oil on canvas, unframed 

127,2 x 100,6 cm ; 50⅛ by 39⅝ in.

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Attribué à Joseph Highmore

Londres 1692 - 1780 Canterbury

Portrait d'Edmund Pytts Esq. (1696-1753), en veste verte


Inscrit et daté en bas à droite Edmd. Pytts Esqr. / MP for Worcestershire 1741 / Died 1753

Huile sur toile, sans cadre

127,2 x 100,6 cm ; 50⅛ by 39⅝ in.

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Anonymous sale, London, Phillips, 1980 (as by Richard Wilson);

Anonymous sale, London, Bonhams, 31 October 2007, lot 107;

Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 11 December 2009, lot 71;

Where acquired by the present owner.

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Vente anonyme, Londres, Phillips, 1980 (comme de Richard Wilson) ;

Vente anonyme, Londres, Bonhams, 31 octobre 2007, lot 107 ;

Vente anonyme, Londres, Christie's, 11 décembre 2009, lot 71 ;

Où acquis par l'actuel propriétaire.

Dated 1741, this sober portrait was probably painted to mark the model’s election to the British parliament. Son of Samuel Pytts, also an MP, and Frances Sandys, daughter of an MP, Edmund Pytts had a prestigious lineage going back to at least 1576, when the Pytts family acquired Kyre, a village in Worcestershire. Edmund Pytts was himself a Knight of the Shire for Worcester.


Turning his confident gaze on the viewer, Edmund Pytts stands in front of a landscape, in the traditional English manner. The delicate and precise brushstroke is however more reminiscent of the Dutch or even the French method. It is therefore probable that this majestic portrait can be attributed to Joseph Highmore. After receiving commissions for portraits of the Knights of the Order of Bath in 1725, Highmore travelled to France and Holland between 1732 and 1734. When he returned, he enjoyed patronage from the Crown. 

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Daté de 1741, ce solennel portrait a sans doute été exécuté à l’occasion de l’élection du modèle au Parlement. Fils de Samuel Pytts, lui-même membre du Parlement, et de Frances Sandys, fille d’un membre du Parlement, Edmund Pytts prolonge la prestigieuse lignée dont l’origine remonte au moins en 1576, date à laquelle la famille Pytts acquiert Kyre, un village du comté de Worcestershire. Edmund Pytts sera lui-même Chevalier de Shire et du comté de Worcester.


Tournant un regard assuré vers le spectateur, Edmund Pytts se tient debout devant un paysage, à la manière traditionnelle anglaise. La touche, fine et précise, rappelle cependant plutôt la technique hollandaise ou même française. Il est donc probable que ce majestueux portrait revienne à Joseph Highmore. Après avoir reçu commande des portraits des chevaliers de l’Ordre de Bath en 1725, il se rend entre 1732 et 1734 en France et en Hollande. A son retour, il bénéficie du soutien de la couronne royale.