23 April 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,250
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
Attributed to George Beare (London fl.1744-1749 Salisbury)
Portrait of a mother and daughter, three-quarter-length, the former seated, in a brown dress and ermine shawl, the latter in a pink dress, scissors and a ribbon in her right hand
oil on canvas
50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm.)
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George Beare is thought to have trained at the St. Martin's Lane Academy in London, but set up a portrait practice in Salisbury by 1746. An example of his work, a portrait of 'Sir Frederick Evelyn as a boy' can be found in the Salisbury Museum.
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