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Thomas Hudson Devonshire 1701-1779 Twickenham
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
Thomas Hudson Devonshire 1701-1779 Twickenham

Portrait of Elizabeth Dunch, later Lady Oxenden, three-quarter-length, wearing a blue van Dyck dress and black hat and holding a white feather plume, standing in a landscape

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Thomas Hudson Devonshire 1701-1779 Twickenham
Portrait of Elizabeth Dunch, later Lady Oxenden, three-quarter-length, wearing a blue van Dyck dress and black hat and holding a white feather plume, standing in a landscape
oil on canvas
55 7/8 x 43¼ in. 141.9 x 109.9 cm.
Provenance
Opstal sale; Vaenius, Antwerp, 13 December 1938, lot 78.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 15 July 1992, lot 20.

Lot Essay

The sitter was the eldest daughter and co-heiress of Edmund Dunch, and wife of Sir George Oxenden (1694-1775), who served a lengthy term in parliament representing the borough of Sandwich in Kent. Sir George was also a Lord of the Admiralty and of the Treasury. A notorious profligate, he had an affair with his wife's sister Arabella and is believed to have been the father of the third Earl of Orford.

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