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    Sale 2135

    Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture

    28 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 284

    John Russell Guildford 1745-1806 Hull

    Portrait of Lieutenant General Sir James Duff, half-length, in military uniform

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    John Russell Guildford 1745-1806 Hull
    Portrait of Lieutenant General Sir James Duff, half-length, in military uniform
    signed and dated 'J. Russell Pinx/1771' (center left)
    oil on canvas
    29½ x 24 in. 75 x 61 cm.


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    Sir James Duff (1752-1839), General, was the only son of Alexander Duff of Kingston, N.B. He entered the army as an ensign in the 1st or Grenadier Guards on 18 April 1769. At the time of his death at Funtington, near Chichester, on 5 December 1839, he was Senior General in the British Army, having held a commission for over seventy years.

    Provenance

    H.R.H., The Princess Royal; Christie's, London, 26 June 1925, lot 85 (136 gns. to Nicholson).
    with P. Jackson Higgs, New York, 1927.
    with French & Co., New York.


    Literature

    International Studio, May 1926, p. 93, illustrated.
    Town and Country, 1 October 1927, p. 75.