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    Sale 5368

    Christie's Interiors

    28 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 407

    Thomas Frye (Dublin c.1710-1762 London)

    Portrait of Henry Crispe of Catton (1657-1736/7), bust-length, in clerical robes, feigned oval; and Portrait of Ann Crispe, née Percy (b.1671), half-length, in a black dress and black bonnet with white lace trim, feigned oval

    Price Realised  

    Thomas Frye (Dublin c.1710-1762 London)
    Portrait of Henry Crispe of Catton (1657-1736/7), bust-length, in clerical robes, feigned oval; and Portrait of Ann Crispe, née Percy (b.1671), half-length, in a black dress and black bonnet with white lace trim, feigned oval
    the first inscribed 'AEtat Suae 72: Ob:t 23 Feb 1736. AEtat 80' (lower left) and inscribed 'Hen: Crispe.A.M. Rector of Catton Yorkshire. Son of Hen: Crispe Esq:r of Dover. born there 10:th Octob:r 1657. & dyed at Catton 23 Feb: 1736/7 AEtat: 79.' (on reverse of canvas); and the second with inscription 'Aetat suee 70 Ann Crispe Wife of Henr.y Crispe.AM. daughter of Francis Percy of Cambridge. born June 6.th 1671 Fry Pinxit' (on the relining canvas presumably recording an earlier inscription and signature on the reverse of the original canvas)
    oil on canvas
    30½ x 25 in. (77.5 x 63.5 cm.)
    a pair (2)


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    Provenance

    By descent to the Bowker family of Eglands House, Honiton, Exeter, and thence by descent to the present owner.