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    Sale 5910

    Christie's Interiors

    28 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 105

    John Downman, A.R.A. (1750-1824)

    Portrait of Mrs Edward Surtees, half-length, seated, in a black dress and white veil

    Price Realised  

    John Downman, A.R.A. (1750-1824)
    Portrait of Mrs Edward Surtees, half-length, seated, in a black dress and white veil
    signed with initials, inscribed and dated 'JD 1814/The Widow of Edward Surtees Esqr. Nephew of/Lord Chancellor Eldon/she was Miss Farrand of St. Ives near Bradford/I also drew her little Boy.' (on a fragment of the old backing sheet, attached to the backboard)
    pencil, stump and watercolour heightened with touches of white
    11¼ x 9 1/8 in. (28.5 x 23.2 cm.)


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