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    Sale 7806

    Lord St. Helens and Sir William FitzHerbert The Collections of a Diplomat and a Courtier

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 643

    Frank Ernest Beresford (1881-1967)

    A corner of the Dutch Room: Lady Alma-Tadema's studio

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Frank Ernest Beresford (1881-1967)
    A corner of the Dutch Room: Lady Alma-Tadema's studio
    signed 'Frank E. Beresford' (lower right) and further signed, dated and inscribed 'R.A. 1929/NO 296/A CORNER OF/THE DUTCH ROOM/(LADY ALMA-TADEMA'S STUDIO)/FRANK E. BERESFORD/28 GROVE END ROAD/ST JOHN'S WOOD/NW8' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)


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    Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and his wife, Laura, moved into 44 Grove End Road in St. John's Wood in 1883, the house previously having belonged to James Tissot. While Sir Lawrence was particularly interested in the Italianate style, Laura had a penchant for 17th Century Dutch interiors as can be seen in this room, which Beresford, their neighbour, has chosen to depict. The Beresfords have been connected to the FitzHerberts of Tissington Hall by marriage since the early 16th Century.

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    Provenance

    Purchased by Sir Hugo FitzHerbert, 6th Bt.
    Brought to Tissington by Sir William FitzHerbert in October 1936.


    Literature

    Nora FitzHerbert, Tissington Hall - Pictures, 1938, 'No. 125. Billiard Room'


    Exhibited

    London, Royal Academy, 1929, no. 296.