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    Sale 7575

    Old Master and British Pictures

    25 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 86

    Attributed to Enoch Seeman (Danzig c. 1694-1744 London)

    Portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as Mark Currie, of Berwick-upon-Tweed, three-quarter-length, in a blue coat with gold trim and a red waistcoat, a hat under his left arm, in a landscape

    Price Realised  

    Attributed to Enoch Seeman (Danzig c. 1694-1744 London)
    Portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as Mark Currie, of Berwick-upon-Tweed, three-quarter-length, in a blue coat with gold trim and a red waistcoat, a hat under his left arm, in a landscape
    oil on canvas
    50 x 40½ in. (127 x 102.9 cm.)
    in a contemporary running pattern bolection frame


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    While traditionally identified as Mark Currie (1682-1761) (according to an old label on the reverse), the sitter may in fact be his son, William Currie of London (1721-1781). Generally known as a banker, in his will (dated 20 March 1780) William described himself as a malt distiller.

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    Provenance

    with Spink & Son, London.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 26 March 1976, lot 51, as W. Hoare.