• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 36

    CIRCLE OF JOHN OPIE (BRITISH, 1761-1807)

    Portrait of a gentleman traditionally identified as a member of the Heron family, half-length, in a dark blue coat before a red curtain, a landscape beyond

    Price Realised  

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    CIRCLE OF JOHN OPIE (BRITISH, 1761-1807)
    Portrait of a gentleman traditionally identified as a member of the Heron family, half-length, in a dark blue coat before a red curtain, a landscape beyond
    oil on canvas
    30¼ x 25¼ in. (77 x 64 cm.)


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    Provenance

    By descent to General Peter Heron (1770-1849) of Moor Hall, Cheshire, and to his wife's great-niece, Cecilia Widdrington (née Gregge-Hopwood) who married Shalcross Fitzherbert Widdrington in 1864.


    Literature

    Inventory and Valuation of the contents of Newton Hall, Felton, Morpeth, Northumberland, The Property of Brigadier General B. F. Widdrington, C.M.G., D.S.O., 1925, p. 125.