PORTRAIT OF A GIRL, BUST LENGTH
oil on canvas
canvas: 17 1/8 by 14 1/4 in.; 43.5 by 36.3 cm.
framed: 23 by 20 1/2 in.; 58 by 52.1 cm.
Thence by descent to his daughter, Mrs. Hewitt;
Thence by bequest to her brother-in-law, Major Hewitt;
From whom purchased by Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1902;
With Galerie Sedelmeyer, Paris, by 1902;
By whom sold, Paris, 17 May 1907, lot 150 (as "Portrait of Marchioness of Hertford);
Private Collection, Paris;
With Newhouse Gallery, New York (according to a label on the reverse);
Private collection, Philadelphia.
‘Illustrated Catalogue of the Eighth Series of 100 Paintings by Old Masters of the Dutch, Flemish, Italian, French, and English Schools, belonging to the Sedelmeyer Gallery,' Paris 1902, p. 116-7, cat. no. 94, reproduced (as "Portrait of Miss Maria Fagniani, afterwards Marchioness of Hertford").
A. Kidson, 'George Romney: A Complete Catalogue of his Paintings,' Italy 2015, vol. III, appendix IV, p. 899 (as not by Romney and "Portrait of Miss Maria Fagniani").
G. Paston, 'George Romney,' London 1903, p. 195 (as "Portrait of Marchioness of Hertford, née Maria Fagniani").
H. Ward & W. Roberts, 'Romney: A Biographical and Critical Essay with a Catalogue Raisonné of his Works,' 1904, vol. II, p. 51, no. 2 (as "Portrait of Mlle. Maria Emily Fagniani").