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    Sale 7398

    The Gordon Collection of Portrait Miniatures

    20 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 90

    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

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, London, 20 July 1981, lot 165.