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    Sale 5431

    Old Master & British Pictures

    11 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 59

    Circle of Thomas Bardwell (East Anglia 1704-1767 Norwich)

    Portrait of Elizabeth, Viscountess Lewisham (d. 1745), Countess of Guilford, half-length, in a white dress with blue trimmings and a lace cap, in a feigned oval

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Thomas Bardwell (East Anglia 1704-1767 Norwich)
    Portrait of Elizabeth, Viscountess Lewisham (d. 1745), Countess of Guilford, half-length, in a white dress with blue trimmings and a lace cap, in a feigned oval
    with indentifying inscription 'Elizth: Baroness North Daugh:/of Sir Arther [sic.] Kayel [sic.] Bart.' (centre left)
    oil on canvas
    30 x 25 in. (76.3 x 63.5 cm.)
    in a carved and gilded Maratta frame


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    The sitter was the daughter of Arthur Kaye, Bt. She firstly married George Legge, Viscount Lewisham (1705-1732), and secondly Francis, 3rd Lord Guilford and 7th Lord North, later 1st Earl of Guilford, in 1736 after the death of his first wife, Lady Lucy Montagu, in 1734 (see lot 56). She became stepmother to Frederick, Lord North, 2nd Earl of Guilford, K.G. (1732-1793; see lot 60). Following her death in 1745, Francis North married thirdly Katherine, Countess of Rockingham (d. 1766), the widow of Lewis Watson, 2nd Earl of Rockingham (for her portrait, see lot 57).

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    Provenance

    The Earls of Guilford, and by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY OF TITLE (LOTS 46-68)