• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 208

    A FRAME CONTAINING FIVE PORTRAIT MINIATURES

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    A FRAME CONTAINING FIVE PORTRAIT MINIATURES
    A young lady, in blue satin dress with lace collar, pink bow rosettes, curling hair, a gentleman, in scarlet-collared blue coat, scarlet waistcoat, white cravat, hair en queue, and a young gentleman, in pink-collared blue coat, lace cravat, signed lower right with monogram PL (all by Peter Paul Lens 1714-1750); a boy, in scarlet-collared blue coat, blue waistcoat, and another identically dressed, both signed lower right with initials and dated S.S./1761
    on ivory
    ovals, 1 5/16 in. (33 mm.) to 1 5/8 in. (42 mm.) high, rectangular ebonised wood frame


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    Literature

    Inventory and Valuation of the contents of Newton Hall, Felton, Morpeth, Northumberland, The Property of Brigadier General B. F. Widdrington, C.M.G., D.S.O., 1925, p. 130, identified as members of the Widdrington family.