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    Sale 12307

    Old Master and British Paintings

    2 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 89

    Circle of Thomas Murray (?Scotland 1663-1735 London)

    Portrait of Charles Bertie (1678-1730) and his sister Elizabeth Bertie (1675-1738), later Lady Fitzwalter, full-length, he in a brown cloak and she seated in a red dress with a blue cloak

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    Circle of Thomas Murray (?Scotland 1663-1735 London)
    Portrait of Charles Bertie (1678-1730) and his sister Elizabeth Bertie (1675-1738), later Lady Fitzwalter, full-length, he in a brown cloak and she seated in a red dress with a blue cloak
    with identifying inscription 'Elizabeth Bertie aetatis suae 13 / Charles bertie aetatis suae 10 / 1688' (on an old label on the stretcher, presumably transcribed from the reverse of the original canvas)
    oil on canvas
    64 5/8 x 50 7/8 in. (164.3 x 129.3 cm.)
    in an early 18th Century carved giltwood frame


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    The sitters are the children of the Hon. Charles Bertie (see lot 86). Charles was a politician and married Mary, daughter of John Narbonne. Elizabeth married Charles Mildmay Fitzwalter, 18th Lord Fitzwalter.

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    Provenance

    Presumably painted for the Hon. Charles Bertie (c.1640-1711), of Uffington House, Lincolnshire, and by descent through his great grandson Albemarle, 9th Earl of Lindsey (1744-1818) to his great granddaughter, Lady Muriel Barclay-Harvey (1893-1980).