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    Sale 5857

    Old Master & British Pictures

    23 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 162

    Circle of George Henry Harlow (London 1787-1819)

    Portrait of a gentleman traditionally identified as Sir Henry Blackwood, half-length, in a black coat with a fur wrap

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    Circle of George Henry Harlow (London 1787-1819)
    Portrait of a gentleman traditionally identified as Sir Henry Blackwood, half-length, in a black coat with a fur wrap
    oil on canvas
    30¼ x 26¼ in. (76.8 x 66.8 cm.)


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    The costume of the sitter in the present portrait places the picture around the 1820s. The hon. admiral Sir Henry Blackwood (1770-1832) was in his forties by the 1820s, and therefore the sitter in the present portrait is more likely to be his son, Sir Henry-Martin Blackwood (1801-1851). Sir Henry-Martin was a captain in the navy, and married Harriet-Louisa, daughter of J.M. Bulkeley, in 1826, aged twenty-five.

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