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    Sale 6899

    THE IRISH SALE

    14 May 2004, London, King Street

  • Lot 120

    Stephen Catterson Smith the Elder (1806-1872)

    Portrait of Marianne Gage, full-length, seated on a red cloak trimmed with ermine, feeding a dog in a wooded mountain landscape

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    Stephen Catterson Smith the Elder (1806-1872)
    Portrait of Marianne Gage, full-length, seated on a red cloak trimmed with ermine, feeding a dog in a wooded mountain landscape
    oil on canvas
    60½ x 48¼ in. (153.7 x 122.5 cm.)


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    The sitter was the only daughter and heiress of Conolly Gage, of Bellarena House, Magilligan, co. Londonderry. She married Sir Frederick William Heygate, 2nd Bt., Member of Parliament for co. Londonderry (1859-74) in 1851. Stephen Catterson Smith was the most fashionable portrait painter in Ireland in the mid nineteenth century and the background of this picture is a topographically accurate representation of the landscape around Bellarena house.

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