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Attributed to George Knapton (1698-1778)
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Attributed to George Knapton (1698-1778)

Portrait of Ann Wo[o]lfe, full-length, in a pink dress, her apron filled with flowers, on the steps of a Palladian country house, an avenue of trees beyond

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Attributed to George Knapton (1698-1778)
Portrait of Ann Wo[o]lfe, full-length, in a pink dress, her apron filled with flowers, on the steps of a Palladian country house, an avenue of trees beyond
oil on canvas
50 x 41 in. (127 x 104.2 cm.)
in a carved and gilded Lely panel frame
Provenance
Thomas Walter Brand, 3rd Viscount Hampden (+), The Hoo, Whitwell, Hertfordshire; Christie's, London, 25 November 1938, lot 32 (6½ gns. to Howard).
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Lot Essay

The sitter may be a descendant of John Woolfe, whose portrait was included in a sale at Christie's, London, 10 June 2003, lot 9, and which shared the same provenance as the present lot. His father, Sir John Woolfe, was Alderman and Sheriff of London, he died in April 1703 and was buried at St. Helen's, Bishopsgate. His brother, Sir Joseph Woolfe, was also a Sheriff of London.
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