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    Sale 7812

    Belgravia and Lake Geneva - Two European Collections

    14 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 122

    Circle of Edward Haytley (fl. 1740-1761)

    Portrait of Sergeant Richard Leigh (d. 1772), small full-length, seated at a table, in a grey coat, a gold waistcoat and black breeches, his right arm resting on an open book, in an interior with bookshelves

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    Estimate

    Circle of Edward Haytley (fl. 1740-1761)
    Portrait of Sergeant Richard Leigh (d. 1772), small full-length, seated at a table, in a grey coat, a gold waistcoat and black breeches, his right arm resting on an open book, in an interior with bookshelves
    oil on canvas
    30 x 22 in. (76.5 x 56.2 cm.)


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    Provenance

    By descent in the Leigh family at Hawley House, Sutton-at-Hone, Kent.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 15 November 1991, lot 178, as 'Attributed to Edward Penny'.
    Diane and Thomas Berger, London; Christie's, London, 12 February 1998, lot 29.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that an alternative attribution to Edward Penny has been suggested.


    Literature

    D. Hall, 'Diane the Huntress', The World of Interiors, October, 1992, p. 163.