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    Sale 5365

    Christie's Interiors

    9 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 195

    Circle of Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. (Devon 1723-1792 London)

    Portrait of Lady Caroline Brydges with her husband James Leigh, and their son James Henry Leigh, three-quarter-length, in an interior

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. (Devon 1723-1792 London)
    Portrait of Lady Caroline Brydges with her husband James Leigh, and their son James Henry Leigh, three-quarter-length, in an interior
    indistinctly inscribed upper left '...Lady Ca[roline Brydges] eldest Daughter of Henry Duke of Chandos' (upper right)
    oil on canvas, unlined
    48¾ x 59½ in. (121.4 x 151.2 cm.)


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    Lady Caroline Brydges was the eldest child of Sir Henry Brydges (1707/8-1771), 2nd Duke of Chandos, and his first wife, Lady Mary Bruce (c.1710-1738), daughter of Charles Bruce, 4th Earl of Elgin and Lady Anne Saville. Lady Caroline married James Leigh (c.1725-1774) of Adlestrop, Gloucestershire, son of William Leigh (1691-1757), in 1755. They had one son, James Henry Leigh (1765-1823). The present picture would appear to date to the early 1770s.

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