• Sale 6649

    BRITISH PICTURES 1500-1850

    26 November 2002, London, King Street

  • Lot 25

    Circle of George Knapton (1698-1778)

    Portrait of Eleanor Savage, half-length, in a white chemise and a pink silk dress with a fur stole and ochre cap

    Price Realised  

    Circle of George Knapton (1698-1778)
    Portrait of Eleanor Savage, half-length, in a white chemise and a pink silk dress with a fur stole and ochre cap
    with identifying inscription (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    30¼ x 25 in. (76.8 x 63.5 cm.)
    in a contemporary running pattern frame with sunflowers at the corners


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    The sitter is believed to be Eleanor, daughter and heir of Thomas Barrow (d.1763), of Field Court, and his wife Ann, daughter of William Hayward, of Quedgely, Gloucestershire, who married the Rev. Thomas Savage (d.1760), Rector of Standish. The sitter's second daughter, Ann, married Sir Thomas Crawley-Boevey (1745-1818), 2nd Bt., in 1769, and her great-grandaughter, Matilda Blanche, married William Gibbs of Tyntesfield in 1839.

    Provenance

    by descent through the sitter's daughter Ann, wife of Sir Thomas Crawley-Boevey, 2nd Bt., of Flaxley Abbey, Gloucestershire, to
    Sir Lance V.H. Crawley-Boevey, 7th Bt., his sale, Flaxley Abbey, Gloucestershire, 5 April 1960, lot 1367.
    Lt. Col. Sir Michael Peto, Iford Manor, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, 1961.
    George Gibbs, 2nd Baron Wraxall of Tyntesfield.