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    Sale 7398

    The Gordon Collection of Portrait Miniatures

    20 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 69

    George Engleheart (British, 1750/53-1829)

    Lady Clayton, in turquoise dress with white fichu, black choker, white turban in her powdered curling hair; sky background

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    George Engleheart (British, 1750/53-1829)
    Lady Clayton, in turquoise dress with white fichu, black choker, white turban in her powdered curling hair; sky background
    signed with initial 'E' (lower right), and signed and dated in full on the reverse 'G. Engleheart Pinxit Decr 1800'
    oval, 2 5/8 in. (67 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame


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    Williamson Engleheart (loc. cit.) record that Lady Clayton sat to Engleheart in 1800. It is possible that the present sitter is Lady Louisa Fermor (d. 1809), daughter of Thomas Fermor, 1st Earl Pomfret (1698-1753), who married William Clayton (c. 1733-1783) on 24 September 1767 and had issue, George Clayton (1768-1828). Williamson Engleheart (loc. cit.) also mention that a Mr. Clayton sat for Engleheart in 1803.

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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, London, 30 October 1972, lot 74 (£420 to Asprey).


    Literature

    G. C. Williamson H. L. D. Engleheart, George Engleheart 1750-1829 Miniature Painter to George III, London, 1902, appendix 1, p. 92.