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    Sale 5445

    The Arthur Ackermann and Peter Johnson Collection: A Connoisseur's Choice

    8 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 84

    James Sharples (1825-1893)

    Portrait traditionally identified as Hester Thrale (1741-1821), bust length, in profile

    Price Realised  

    James Sharples (1825-1893)
    Portrait traditionally identified as Hester Thrale (1741-1821), bust length, in profile
    inscribed 'Mrs Thrale' (on reverse)
    watercolour and bodycolour
    oval, 10¾ x 8¾ in. (27.3 x 22.3 cm.)


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    Born Hester Salisbury, Mrs Thrale was well known for her salons where poets and authors congregated. She was very well regarded in literary circles and by leading figures of the day, such as Dr Johnson on whom she wrote two books.

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