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    Sale 5432

    Old Master & British Pictures

    29 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 136

    Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. (Plympton, Devon 1723-1792 London)

    Portrait of a lady, traditionally identified as Anna Maria Draycott, later Countess of Pomfret (c.1726-1787), half-length, in a blue dress and ermine lined wrap

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    Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. (Plympton, Devon 1723-1792 London)
    Portrait of a lady, traditionally identified as Anna Maria Draycott, later Countess of Pomfret (c.1726-1787), half-length, in a blue dress and ermine lined wrap
    oil on canvas
    29 x 25½ in. (73.7 x 67.4 cm.)


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    Anna Maria Draycott was the only heir of Mr Draycott, of Sunbury, Middlesex. This picture dates stylistically to c.1763, the year before her marriage to George, 2nd Earl of Pomfret (1722-1785). Reynolds painted the sitter on two further occasions, both full-length and in private collections (see Mannings, op. cit., p. 186, nos. 601-2).

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    The Reverend W. T. Penfold-Dickinson.
    with Tooth's, London, 1921.
    with Newhouse Galleries, New York.


    Literature

    D. Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds: A Complete Catalogue of his Paintings, London, 2000, p. 186, no. 603.