• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 46

    THOMAS STRINGER (BRITISH, 1722-1790)

    An equestrian portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as Mr. Heron, mounted on a bay hunter, with hounds in a landscape

    Price Realised  

    THOMAS STRINGER (BRITISH, 1722-1790)
    An equestrian portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as Mr. Heron, mounted on a bay hunter, with hounds in a landscape
    oil on canvas
    24½ x 35½ in. (62.3 x 90.2 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Almost certainly commissioned by George Heron of Daresbury Hall, Cheshire.
    By descent to 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. 126.