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    Sale 2175

    Old Masters and 19th Century Art

    4 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 24

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

    Portrait of Bridget Morris, later Mrs. Lockwood, half-length, in a white silk dress and blue robe with ermine trim

    Price Realised  

    Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. (Plympton 1723-1792 London)
    Portrait of Bridget Morris, later Mrs. Lockwood, half-length, in a white silk dress and blue robe with ermine trim
    oil on canvas
    30 1/8 x 25 in. (76.6 x 63.5 cm.)


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    The sitter has traditionally been identified as one of the daughters of Robert Morris of Tredegar, Glamorgan. There are a number of appointments with a 'Miss Morris' in Reynolds's Pocket Book in April 1757 which may feasibly be linked with the present portrait.

    Provenance

    Colonel Morris.
    Lord Hastings.
    with Charles Sedelmeyer, Paris.
    with Knoedler, New York.
    M.C.D. Borden, Esq.; American Art Association, New York, 13-14 February 1913, lot 22 ($36,000 to Scott & Fowles).
    with Scott & Fowles, New York.


    Literature

    C.R. Leslie, Life and Times of Sir Joshua Reynolds, London, 1865, I, p. 156.
    A. Graves, F.S.A. and W. Cronin, A history of the works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A., London, 1899-1901, II, p. 670.
    W. Armstrong, Sir Joshua Reynolds, first president of the Royal Academy, London, 1900, p. 221.
    E.K. Waterhouse, Reynolds, London, 1941, p. 44.
    D. Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds: A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings, New Haven and London, 2000, p. 344, no. 1299, fig. 277.


    Exhibited

    New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Old Masters Exhibition, 11-12 January 1912, no. 26.