Attributed to Reverend James Wills (active 1740-1777)
These lots have been imported from outside the EU … Read more PROPERTY OF THE LATE MRS BARBARA OVERLAND, REMOVED FROM MONTPELLIER, JERSEY (LOTS 24, 26, 114, 143 & 154)
Attributed to Reverend James Wills (active 1740-1777)

Portrait of a lady, traditionally identified as Ann Burney, half-length, in a pink dress with a lace bonnet and sleeves, with pearl earrings and a choker, in a feigned oval

Details
Attributed to Reverend James Wills (active 1740-1777)
Portrait of a lady, traditionally identified as Ann Burney, half-length, in a pink dress with a lace bonnet and sleeves, with pearl earrings and a choker, in a feigned oval
oil on canvas
30 1/8 x 25 in. (76.5 x 63.5 cm.)
Provenance
(probably) the Burney family, London.
(probably) the Mountbatten family, London.
with Newhouse Galleries, Inc., New York, by 1948, when purchased by
Mr. and Mrs. Kay Kimbell, Fort Worth, bequeathed to
Kimbell Art Foundation, Fort Worth, Texas; Sotheby's, New York, 2 June 1989, lot 98, as 'George Beare, Portrait of a lady said to be Mrs Ann Burney'.
with Thomas Agnew's, London, as 'Rev. James Wills', from whom purchased by the late Mrs. Barbara Overland.
Literature
"Famed Collection Await Museum" in The Victoria Advocate, 20 January 1966, as 'Mrs. Ann Burney by William Hogarth'.
Kimbell Art Museum: Catalogue of the Collection, Fort Worth, 1972, pp. 119-120, as 'attributed to George Beare'.
Kimbell Art Museum: Handbook of the Collection, Fort Worth, 1981, p. 30, as 'attributed to George Beare'.
F. Trapp, British art, Amherst, 1986, p. 17, as by George Beare.
Special notice

These lots have been imported from outside the EU for sale using a Temporary Import regime. Import VAT is payable (at 5%) on the Hammer price. VAT is also payable (at 20%) on the buyer’s Premium on a VAT inclusive basis. When a buyer of such a lot has registered an EU address but wishes to export the lot or complete the import into another EU country, he must advise Christie's immediately after the auction.

If you wish to view the condition report of this lot, please sign in to your account.

Sign in
View condition report

More from Old Master and British Paintings

View All
View All