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    Sale 5858

    Old Masters & 19th Century Works of Art

    10 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 61

    Sir Godfrey Kneller (Lübeck 1646-1723 London)

    Portrait of William Clayton, 1st Baron Sundon of Ardagh (1671-1752), three-quarter-length, in a blue coat and rust wrap, his right arm resting on a plinth, a landscape beyond

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    Sir Godfrey Kneller (Lübeck 1646-1723 London)
    Portrait of William Clayton, 1st Baron Sundon of Ardagh (1671-1752), three-quarter-length, in a blue coat and rust wrap, his right arm resting on a plinth, a landscape beyond
    inscribed 'William Clayton of Sundon in the/County of Bedford one of the Right/Honorable the Lords Commoners of the/Treasury in the late Reign of/George the first and to his Present/Majesty George the second Married to/Charlott [sic] second Daughter of John/Dive Esq.' (centre left); and with the conjoined coat-of-arms of the Clayton and Dive families (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    49¼ x 40 in. (125.1 x 101.6 cm.)
    in an 18th Century English carved, pierced and gilded frame


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    William Clayton, 1st Baron Sundon, was MP for Woodstock, St Albans, Westminster, Plympton Erle and St Mawes. Another, later portrait of the sitter by Kneller, dated 1719, is now in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, another version of which is also in the Government Art Collection, London.
    For a portrait of his wife, Charlotte Clayton (d. 1742), see lot 62.

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    Provenance

    by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF THE LATE MICHAEL COPEMAN (LOTS 61 AND 62)