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    Sale 5857

    Old Master & British Pictures

    23 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 165

    Attributed to Richard Cosway (Oakford 1742-1821 London)

    Portrait of a lady traditionally identified as Mrs Mary Gee, half-length, in a white dress and black lace shawl

    Price Realised  

    Attributed to Richard Cosway (Oakford 1742-1821 London)
    Portrait of a lady traditionally identified as Mrs Mary Gee, half-length, in a white dress and black lace shawl
    oil on canvas
    30¼ x 25¼ in. (76.7 x 64.1 cm.)


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    The sitter, traditionally identified as Mrs Mary Gee, could be the Mary Gee of Long Compton, Warwickshire, who married Thomas Gee (b.1749), of the same name, in Chipping Norton, in 1773. Alternatively, a Mrs Mary Gee, née Stephenson, is recorded in the Ruddington Parish Register transcript as having married Thomas Gee of Ruddington (b.1747), on 12 September 1769.

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    Provenance

    G.H. Kinnicutt collection, New York.