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    Sale 5746

    The Roger Warner Collection - Part I

    20 - 21 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 223

    A GEORGE III PAINTED PLASTER BUST OF A YOUNG GENTLEMAN, TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS JOHN WITHERINGTON PEERS

    CIRCA 1790

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    A GEORGE III PAINTED PLASTER BUST OF A YOUNG GENTLEMAN, TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS JOHN WITHERINGTON PEERS
    CIRCA 1790
    With indistinct hand inscribed label to reverse
    23½ in. (60 cm.) high


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    Chiselhampton House, Oxfordshire was built between 1766 and 1768 by Samuel Dowbiggin, Architect of London, for Charles Peers. The bust almost certainly depicts John Witherington Peers (1768-1835), Curate of St. Katherine's, Chiselhampton. In the 1950's there was a campaign to restore the church and Sir John Betjeman lent his support as well as writing a poem about the church.

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    Provenance

    John Witherington Peers (d.1835) and by descent at Chiselhampton House, Chiselhampton, Oxfordshire.