• The Manolo March Collection Fr auction at Christies

    Sale 7817

    The Manolo March Collection From Son Galcerán, Mallorca

    28 - 29 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 44

    John Simmons of Bristol (Nailsea c. 1715-1780 Bristol)

    Portrait of Heighes Woodforde (1726-1789), half-length, in a green coat and waistcoat, and white stock, a tricorne under his left arm, in a feigned oval

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    John Simmons of Bristol (Nailsea c. 1715-1780 Bristol)
    Portrait of Heighes Woodforde (1726-1789), half-length, in a green coat and waistcoat, and white stock, a tricorne under his left arm, in a feigned oval
    oil on canvas
    29¾ x 24¾ in. (75.6 x 62.9 cm.)
    in a late 18th century carved and gilded frame


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    Heighes Woodforde was the son of the Rev. Samuel Woodforde (1695-1771), rector of Ansford and vicar of the neighbouring parish of Castle Cary, and Jane Collins (1706-1766). His younger brother was the celebrated diarist, the Rev. James Woodforde (1740-1803). Heighes was attorney for Castle Cary. He married Anne Dorville (1734-1799), daughter of Ralph Dorville of Alhampton, Somerset (see the following lot), at the Savoy Chapel on 17 December 1754, and their son, Samuel, became an artist.

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    Provenance

    By descent in the sitter's family.
    Anonymous sale; Henry Duke & Son, Dorchester, 2 March 1995, lot 115, as 'Attributed to John Simmons of Bath' (as a pair with the present lot 45).
    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's London, 3 April 1996, lot 73 (as a pair with the present lot 45).