• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 5858

    Old Masters & 19th Century Works of Art

    10 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 167

    Attributed to Thomas Hickey (Dublin 1741-1824 Madras)

    Portrait of a young woman, half-length, in a white dress

    Price Realised  

    Attributed to Thomas Hickey (Dublin 1741-1824 Madras)
    Portrait of a young woman, half-length, in a white dress
    with inscription 'Thomas Hickey 1803' (on the relining, presumably after an inscription on the reverse of the original canvas)
    oil on canvas
    29¼ x 23½ in. (74.4 x 59.7 cm.)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    The present work bears stylistic resemblance to Hickey's portrait of Mrs Freese, in the collection of the Duke of Wellington, Stratfield House, painted in 1804 when the artist was active in southern India, and signed on the reverse.

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Provenance

    E. Garceat Hau [?] (according to an old hand-written label on the reverse)