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    Sale 11936

    Old Masters: Part II

    14 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 345

    Follower of William Hogarth

    Portrait of Simon Fraser, 11th Baron Lovat (c. 1667-1747)

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    Follower of William Hogarth
    Portrait of Simon Fraser, 11th Baron Lovat (c. 1667-1747)
    oil on canvas
    25 ½ x 17 ½ in. (64.8 x 44.5 cm.)


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    The composition is derived from an etching by William Hogarth, originally produced in 1746. Both works depict Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat, a Scottish clan leader and participant in the Battle of Culloden (the last attempt by Jacobite forces to restore the House of Stuart to the British throne). As a result of his involvement, Fraser was publically beheaded; he was the last man in Britain to meet this fate.

    This painting probably dates to the late 18th or early 19th century.