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    Sale 12247

    The English Collector: English Furniture, Clocks and Portrait Miniatures

    17 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 73

    JOHN DOWNMAN, A.R.A. (BRITISH, 1750-1824)

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    JOHN DOWNMAN, A.R.A. (BRITISH, 1750-1824)

    A lady called the Hon. Catherine Harbord (b. 1773), daughter of Harbord Harbord, 1st Baron Suffield (1734-1810)
    On ivory
    82 mm. high, silver frame, the reverse with label inscribed 'LADY DAVID FORDCASTLE'


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    The sitter was the third daughter of the 1st Baron Suffield and Mary, née Assheton. She married, in 1802, John Petre (formerly Varlo) and had a son, John Berney Petre (1806-1882). Downman painted other members of the family, including the sitter's father as well as her sister, Mary's father-in-law, Sir George Armitage in 1795. A slightly smaller version of the present miniature was sold Christie's, London, 3 March 1993, lot 38 (the sitter identified in a saleroom notice).

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    Saleroom Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.