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    Sale 11936

    Old Masters: Part II

    14 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 330

    Circle of Sir Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A. (Bristol 1769-1830 London)

    Portrait of Lady Maria Hamilton (1785-1814), half-length

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Circle of Sir Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A. (Bristol 1769-1830 London)
    Portrait of Lady Maria Hamilton (1785-1814), half-length
    oil on canvas, in a painted oval
    30 ¼ x 25 1/8 in. (76.8 x 63.8 cm.)


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    Lady Maria Hamilton was the third daughter of John, 1st Marquess of Aberhorn, and Catherine Copley. Kenneth Garlick, upon firsthand inspection, believed this work to be a contemporary replica of Lawrence's 1802 Portrait of Lady Hamilton in the collection of the Duke of Abercorn (written communication, 2 May 1993).

    Provenance

    Carter.
    with Jacques Seligmann Galleries, c. 1930.
    Florence M. Quinn, by whom given to
    The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, sold to benefit the art acquisitions fund


    Literature

    K. Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence: A complete catalogue of the oil paintings, Oxford, 1989, p. 202, under no. 369.