23 April 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,500
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
After Sir William Beechey
The Fortune Teller
oil on canvas
24½ 16 7/8 in. (62.2 x 42.8 cm.)
in an English 18th Century carved and pierced frame
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After the picture exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1786 (no. 16.B.), engraved by Young in 1792, later in the collection of Sir H. Hughes-Stanton.
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