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Sir Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A.
PORTRAIT OF WILHELMINA BOWLBY (1798–1834)
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Sir Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A.
PORTRAIT OF WILHELMINA BOWLBY (1798–1834)
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西洋古典油畫日拍

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Sir Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A.
1769年生於布里斯托,1830年卒於倫敦
PORTRAIT OF WILHELMINA BOWLBY (1798–1834)
oil on canvas
67.3 x 67.3 cm.; 26 1/2  x 26 1/2  in.
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來源

By descent in the sitter's family to A. Bowlby Esq.;
By whom sold, London, Christie's, 22 June 1979, lot 143, where purchased by another member of the family;
Thence by descent until acquired by the present owner.

出版

K. Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence. A complete catalogue of the oil paintings, Oxford 1989, p. 156, cat. no. 123, reproduced.

相關資料

Wilhelmina Martha Arnold Bowlby, known as Martha, was the daughter of Major-General William Balfour of Pilrig, a former Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick. In 1817 she married Captain Thomas Bowlby (1790–1842) of the Royal Artillery in Gibraltar. They lived at Bishopwearmouth in County Durham where, after his military service, Captain Bowlby was active in the timber business. They had nine children.

This portrait is a fine example of the artist’s late work. Garlick dated the painting to after 1820 and the sitter's jewellery, dress and hairstyle would indicate a date close to 1825 – just 5 years before Lawrence’s death. Other works by Lawrence from this period include his portrait of the King’s favourite sister, Princess Sophia (Royal Collection, Windsor Castle) and his full-length portrait of Frances Anne, Marchioness of Londonderry with her son Viscount Seaham (Marquess of Londonderry). The contrast of the sitter’s jet-black hair against the rich, red background is a striking effect – perhaps consciously recalling Roman wall-painting at Pompeii, whose excavations were underway at this time.  

西洋古典油畫日拍

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