John Russell, R.A. (Guildford 1745-1806 Hull)
John Russell, R.A. (Guildford 1745-1806 Hull)

Portrait of Sir John Frederick, 5th Bt. (1750-1825), of Burwood Park, Walton-on-Thames, in a blue coat with powdered hair; and Portrait of Lady Frederick, née Mary Garth (d. 1794), in a white muslin dress with black lace cloak

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John Russell, R.A. (Guildford 1745-1806 Hull)
Portrait of Sir John Frederick, 5th Bt. (1750-1825), of Burwood Park, Walton-on-Thames, in a blue coat with powdered hair; and Portrait of Lady Frederick, née Mary Garth (d. 1794), in a white muslin dress with black lace cloak
pastel, oval
23¼ x 17¼ in. (59 x 43.8 cm.)
in their original frames
a pair (2)
Provenance
Rev. Henry H. Fellowes, grandson of the sitters, 1894.
[1] Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 7 May 1904, lot 97 (140 gns to Bailey).
[2] Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 7 May 1904, lot 96 (600 gns to Bailey).
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 9 May 1930, lot 91 (190 gns to Pawsey & Payne).
Mrs Maud Melville, Crawley Manor, near Winchester (+); Christie's, London, 16 December 1949, lot 15 (180 gns to Fellowes).
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 24 September 1997, lot 350.
Literature
G.C. Williamson, John Russell, R.A., London, 1894, p. 142.
Connoisseur, IX, 1904, p. 191.
N. Jeffares, 'John Russell', Dictionary of pastellists before 1800, online edition, p. 15.
Exhibited
(Lady Frederick) London, Royal Academy, 1792, no. 311.

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Lot Essay

Sir John was the second, only surviving son of Sir John Frederick, 4th Bt., by Susannah, daughter of Sir Roger Hudson of Sunbury, he married Mary, daughter of Richard Garth of Morden, Surrey on 15 October 1778. He was Lieutenant-Colonel of the Surrey militia and served as M.P. for Newport (1174-1780), Christchurch (1781-1790) and Surrey (1794-1807).

Lady Holland, who met him in the course of his militia duties, described him in 1799 as a mild, gentlemanlike man; 'he has the manners of a man of the world, pleasant conversation, and a fair portion of information'. He died 16 Jan. 1825.

A miniature of Sir John Frederick appeared at Bonham's, London, 3 February 2004, lot 147.
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