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Gaspare Traversi

Portrait of Sir Thomas Saunders Sebright, 5th Bt. (1723–1761), half-length, in a brown coat with a white shirt

Lot Closed

July 4, 10:21 AM GMT

Estimate

12,000 - 18,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Gaspare Traversi

Naples 1722/4 – 1770 (?) Rome

Portrait of Sir Thomas Saunders Sebright, 5th Bt. (1723–1761), half-length, in a brown coat with a white shirt


inscribed on the reverse on an old label: Sir Thomas Saunders Sebright / 5th Bart b 1723 d 1761 / unmarried son of 4th Bart / his mother was Miss / Dashwood of Wycombe / painted at Rome by Battoni

oil on canvas

unframed: 75.8 x 63.8 cm.; 29⅞ x 25⅛ in.

framed: 91.6 x 79 cm.; 36⅛ x 31⅛ in.

Sir Thomas Saunders Sebright, 5th Bt. (1723–1761), Beechwood Park, Hertfordshire;

Thence by descent in the family of the sitter;

Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 12 July 1996, lot 68 (as circle of Pompeo Batoni).

We are grateful to Prof. Nicola Spinosa for endorsing the attribution to Gaspare Traversi on the basis of digital images. The work will be included in his forthcoming publication on Neapolitan portraiture.