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John Hoppner, R.A. (London 1758-1810)
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John Hoppner, R.A. (London 1758-1810)

Portrait of Emma Laura Whitbread (d. 1857), full-length, in a white dress with a blue sash and a coral necklace, in a wooded landscape

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John Hoppner, R.A. (London 1758-1810)
Portrait of Emma Laura Whitbread (d. 1857), full-length, in a white dress with a blue sash and a coral necklace, in a wooded landscape
in a contemporary carved and gilded frame
oil on canvas
50 x 40 in. (127 x 102 cm.)
Provenance
The Rt. Hon. Viscount Eversley (+) (1794-1888), Heckfield Place, Winchfield, Hampshire; Christie's, London, 9 May 1896, lot 59 (180 gns. to Agnew's).
W. MacKenzie, Toronto, 1909.
with Jenkins Galleries, Toronto, 1927.
with Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1930.
Christie's, New York, The Property of an Institution, 18 January 1983, lot 90.
Literature
W. McKay and W. Roberts, John Hoppner, R.A., London, 1914, p. 268.
Exhibited
Brussels, Cercle Artistique et Literataire de Bruxeles, December 1896, no. 29.
Atlanta, High Museum of Art.
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Miss Emma Laura Whitbread was the second daughter of Samuel Whitbread (1764-1815) of Southhill, Bedfordshire, and Lady Elizabeth Whitbread, daughter of the 1st Earl Grey. Samuel was of the brewing family, and a well known English Whig politician who supported the abolition of the slave trade and religious toleration, causes that he warmly espoused throughout his life. On 24 June, 1817, Emma Laura was married to Charles Shaw-Lefevre (1794-1888), created Viscount Eversley on 11 April, 1857, and for many years Speaker of the House of Commons. They had three sons, none living beyond the age of six, and three daughters. Lady Eversley died on 20 June, 1857.

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