• Old Masters & 19th Century Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5859

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art

    28 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 41

    John Vanderbank (London 1694-1739)

    Portrait of Lady Georgina Spencer (d.1780), later Countess Cowper, three-quarter-length, in a white satin dress, by a plinth, an extensive landscape beyond

    Price Realised  

    John Vanderbank (London 1694-1739)
    Portrait of Lady Georgina Spencer (d.1780), later Countess Cowper, three-quarter-length, in a white satin dress, by a plinth, an extensive landscape beyond
    signed and dated 'Jn Vand./fecit 1737' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    50 x 39¾ in. (127 x 100.9 cm.)


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    The present portrait of Georgina Cartaret, Lady Spencer, can be compared to the full-length portrait of the same sitter, also by Vanderbank, and also painted in 1737, at Althorp (for which see K.J. Garlick, A Catalogue of Pictures at Althorp, The Walpole Society, XLV, 1976, p.84, no.650). In both pictures the sitter wears the same bejewelled white satin dress, and pearls in her hair. In the Althorp portrait, she leans against a plinth with a sculpted urn in a landscape.

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