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    Sale 5936

    The Country House Sale - Property of the 14th Earl of Kintore & The Collection of the Late Bernard Lyons, C.B.E.

    18 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 74

    THOMAS BEACH (BRITISH, 1738-1806)

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    THOMAS BEACH (BRITISH, 1738-1806)
    Portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as James Scott (1733-1814), bust-length, in a black coat, in a feigned oval
    signed and dated 'T Beach p.t./1791' (lower right) and inscribed 'James Scott. D.D.' (lower right) and with identifying inscription 'James Scott D.D. born/1733 - (son of/James Scott who was.../in 1700.../his sister married/William Cookson/the father of.../Thos: Cookson Vicar of/St. Johns' (on a torn label on the reverse)
    oil on canvas

    30 x 25 in. (76 x 63.5 cm.)

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    James Scott (1733-1814) was a Church of England clergyman and writer. He published Every Man is the Architect of his Own Fortune in 1763.