10 July 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,875
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
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.)
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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.
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E. Garceat Hau [?] (according to an old hand-written label on the reverse)