• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 30

    F. LINDO (BRITISH, FL. 1755-1765)

    Portrait of Samuel Cook, (b. 1722), bust-length, in a blue coat, a tricorn hat under his left arm, in a feigned oval

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    F. LINDO (BRITISH, FL. 1755-1765)
    Portrait of Samuel Cook, (b. 1722), bust-length, in a blue coat, a tricorn hat under his left arm, in a feigned oval
    signed and dated 'F. Lindo Pinxit 1760' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)
    In a carved and gilded 18th century frame


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    Pre-Lot Text

    F. Lindo (Fl. 1755-1765)

    Signed portraits in oils and crayon are known by F. Lindo in lowland Scotland and Aberdeenshire. The present examples were presumably painted in Northumberland, extending the geographical range of the artist beyond what was previously known of him. Said to be a pupil of Francis Hayman (Devon c.1708-1776 London), the present portraits by Lindo are in their original carved and pierced gilded frames and hung in the Drawing Room at Newton Hall, Northumberland.


    Literature

    Inventory and Valuation of the contents of Newton Hall, Felton, Morpeth, Northumberland, The Property of Brigadier General B. F. Widdrington, C.M.G., D.S.O., 1925, p. 122.