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    Sale 5431

    Old Master & British Pictures

    11 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 58

    Circle of Thomas Hudson (Devonshire 1701-1779 Twickenham)

    Portrait of George Speke of Curry Revel and White Lackington, three-quarter-length, in a red velvet coat and waistcoat, gloves in his right hand

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Circle of Thomas Hudson (Devonshire 1701-1779 Twickenham)
    Portrait of George Speke of Curry Revel and White Lackington, three-quarter-length, in a red velvet coat and waistcoat, gloves in his right hand
    oil on canvas
    48 x 39 in. (122 x 99.2 cm.)


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    The sitter was the son of John Speke (1651/2-1728), a politician and Monmouth rebel, and his second wife Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of Robert Pelham of Compton Valence, Dorset. George Speke followed his father and grandfather into politics as a Whig, serving in parliament in 1722 and 1747. He was the father of Anne, wife of Frederick, 2nd Earl Guilford.

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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)