• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 5860

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours

    11 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 154

    John Opie (Truro 1761-1807 London)

    Portrait of Sir Daniel Williams, Colonel of the Tower Hamlets Militia, three-quarter-length, in a black suit, seated at a window, the Tower of London beyond

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    John Opie (Truro 1761-1807 London)
    Portrait of Sir Daniel Williams, Colonel of the Tower Hamlets Militia, three-quarter-length, in a black suit, seated at a window, the Tower of London beyond
    oil on canvas
    50½ x 40 in. (128.4 x 101.7 cm.)


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    Sir Daniel Williams Kt., Colonel of the Tower Hamlets Militia, was the magistrate sent to take the depositons after the famous naval mutiny at the Nore, a Royal Navy anchorage in the Thames Estuary which was overwhelmed in May 1797.

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    Provenance

    Mrs Mansel Rees; Christie's, London, 25 January 1904, lot 53.
    C.E. Arengo Jones, Taunton; Christie's, London, 8 June 1914, lot 109 (6 gns. to Shenor [or Sheneur]).
    Sir John Gorst.
    Mrs. M.F. Braund, Chelsea; Christie's, London, 12 February 1932, lot 105 (14 gns. to Ackerman).


    Literature

    J.J. Rogers, Opie and his works, p. 178.


    Exhibited

    London, Royal Academy, 1807, no. 89 'Sir D. Williams'.