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    Sale 5903

    Christie's Interiors

    19 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 423

    George Richmond, R.A. (1806-1896)

    Portraits of Edward Hugh Leycester-Penrhyn; and Vere Leycester-Penrhyn

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    Estimate

    George Richmond, R.A. (1806-1896)
    Portraits of Edward Hugh Leycester-Penrhyn; and Vere Leycester-Penrhyn
    the first signed and dated 'George Richmond deln. 1853' and further inscribed 'Edward Hugh Leycester Penrhyn/Born 1827./Painted by George Richmond' (on an old label attached to the reverse); and the other inscribed 'Vere Leycester-Penrhyn née Gosling/Born 1829/By George Richmond' (on an old label attached to the reverse)
    pencil and watercolour heightened with white
    15½ x 12¼ in. (39.3 x 31.1 cm.)
    a pair (2)


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    The artist's index of sitters formerly in the possession of the artist's great granddaughter Mrs Miriam Harley, and reproduced in Raymond Lister's monograph (op.cit.) records Mr Penrhyn as having sat for Richmond in 1853 and charged £42.

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLEMAN


    Literature

    R. Lister, George Richmond, London, 1981, p.168, no.52