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    Sale 5936

    The Country House Sale - Property of the 14th Earl of Kintore & The Collection of the Late Bernard Lyons, C.B.E.

    18 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 67

    CIRCLE OF FRANCIS COTES, R.A., (BRITISH, 1726-1770)

    Price Realised  

    CIRCLE OF FRANCIS COTES, R.A., (BRITISH, 1726-1770)
    Portrait of Henry David Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan (1710-1767), half-length, in a gold-embroidered purple coat
    with inscription 'DAVID STUART' (upper left)
    oil on canvas
    30¼ x 25 in. (26.7 x 63.2 cm.)
    In a contemporary Maratta frame


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    Henry David Erskine was the son of David Erskine, 9th Earl of Buchan, and his first wife, Frances, daughter and heir of Henry Fairfax, of Hurst, Berkshire. The sitter has also previously been identified as Henry David Erskine's second son, David Stewart, 11th Earl of Buchan (1742-1829), an antiquary and political reformer (see later inscription).

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