20 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 5,625
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
Henry Edridge, A.R.A. (British, 1768-1821)
Hester Frances, Lady Bellingham (1763-1844), in white dress with white muslin fichu, white frilled shawl across arms, white bandeau in her upswept powdered, curling hair; pillar and landscape background
inscribed in pencil on backing paper 'Hester Frances Bellingham'
oval, 3¾ in. (95 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame, ochre-coloured silk reverse with four locks of fair hair each centred with a gold initial 'R', 'E', 'M', 'R'
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Hester Frances was youngest daughter of the Rev. Hon. Robert Cholmondeley and grand-daughter of George, 3rd Earl of Cholmondeley. She married on 3 December 1783, Sir William Bellingham, 1st Bt., who was secretary to the Rt. Hon. William Pitt and later Commissioner of the Navy.
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Sotheby's, London, 20 July 1981, lot 165.