John Astley (1724-1787)

Lot 4 / Sale 5240
<b>john astley (1724-1787)</b>

Price Realized £9,775
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  • £5,000 - £7,000
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Sale Information Sale 5240
British Pictures
14 July 1994
London, King Street

Lot Description John Astley (1724-1787)

Portrait of Mary Woodyeare, three-quarter-length, in a blue dress with white lace cuffs and a brown wrap, holding a posy of flowers, in a landscape

with inscription on an old label attached to the reverse 'Mary wife of the Hon. Morgan Vane/(son of Lord Barnard)/Married 17 Dec. 1759/Died 11 July 1771/Daughter of Wm. Woodyeare Esq./of Crookhill';

39 x 29in. (99 x 73.7cm.)

Provenance by descent through the sitter's niece, Frances Woodyeare Elwin, to Rev. J.F.W.W. Woodyeare (1809-1874/85), 1868

Exhibited London, South Kensington Museum,
National Portraits Exhibition, 1868, no. 786

Lot Notes The sitter, who died in 1771, was the daughter of William Woodyeare, of Crookhill, in the parish of Conisbrough in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Her only surviving brother, John Woodyeare, was painted by Batoni in 1750: the portrait is now at Minneapolis (A. Clark, ed. E.P. Bowron, Pompeo Batoni, Oxford, 1985, no. 139). In 1759 she married, as his third wife, the Hon. Morgan Vane (1706-1779), of Bilby Hall, Nottinghamshire, second son of the 2nd Lord Barnard

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