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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 257

    ATTRIBUTED TO FRANÇOIS FERRIÈRE (SWISS, 1752-1837)

    William Pitt, The Younger (1759-1806), in navy double-breasted coat with gold buttons, yellow waistcoat with stand-collar, white knotted cravat, powdered hair

    Price Realised  

    ATTRIBUTED TO FRANÇOIS FERRIÈRE (SWISS, 1752-1837)
    William Pitt, The Younger (1759-1806), in navy double-breasted coat with gold buttons, yellow waistcoat with stand-collar, white knotted cravat, powdered hair
    inscribed on backing card 'No. 8 15. 15. - Rt. Hon: Wm.. Pitt.'
    on ivory
    oval, 2 7/8 in. (72 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame


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    François Ferrière worked in Britain between 1793 and 1804. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and his patrons included members of the aristocracy and, in particular, the 3rd Duke of Buccleuch. He also painted numerous French emigrées.

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    Provenance

    Christie's, London, 17 March 1987, lot 81 (as William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham by William Grimaldi).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE LATE DR WILLIAM LINDSAY GORDON COLLECTION