• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 37

    THOMAS KIRKBY (BRITISH, CIRCA 1838)

    Portrait of General Peter Heron (1770-1849) of Moor Hall, Cheshire, bust-length, in a black coat, yellow waistcoat and a white stock

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    THOMAS KIRKBY (BRITISH, CIRCA 1838)
    Portrait of General Peter Heron (1770-1849) of Moor Hall, Cheshire, bust-length, in a black coat, yellow waistcoat and a white stock
    signed, inscribed and dated 'General Peter Heron/of Moore/Painted by Thos: Kirkby/1838' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    29½ x 22¼ in. (75 x 56.5 cm.)
    In an oval mount


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    Provenance

    General Peter Heron (1770-1849) of Moor Hall, Cheshire, and to his wife's great-niece, Cecilia Widdrington (née Gregge-Hopwood) who married Shalcross Fitzherbert Widdrington in 1864.


    Literature

    Inventory and Valuation of the contents of Newton Hall, Felton, Morpeth, Northumberland, The Property of Brigadier General B. F. Widdrington, C.M.G., D.S.O., 1925, p. 125.