CIRCLE OF GARRET MORPHEY (ACTIVE DUBLIN 1680-1716)
CIRCLE OF GARRET MORPHEY (ACTIVE DUBLIN 1680-1716)
CIRCLE OF GARRET MORPHEY (ACTIVE DUBLIN 1680-1716)
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CIRCLE OF GARRET MORPHEY (ACTIVE DUBLIN 1680-1716)

Portrait of Nicholas Hume-Loftus, 1st Earl of Ely (1708-1766), bust-length, in a russet cloak, in a feigned oval

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CIRCLE OF GARRET MORPHEY (ACTIVE DUBLIN 1680-1716)
Portrait of Nicholas Hume-Loftus, 1st Earl of Ely (1708-1766), bust-length, in a russet cloak, in a feigned oval
oil on canvas
30 x 26 in. (76.2 x 66 cm.)
Provenance
(Probably) John Henry Loftus, 5th Marquess of Ely (1851-1925), Loftus Hall, Co. Wexford; Christie's, London, 25 July 1891, lot 53, 4 gns. to the following,
with Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, stock no. 6187, by whom sold in November 1891 to,
G[eorge] Tottenham.
Anonymous sale; Lawrence's, Crewkerne, 15 April 2011, lot 1880, as 'Attributed to Michael Dahl'.
with Daniel Hunt Fine Art, London, 2011, as 'Jonathan Richardson', where acquired by the present owner.

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Nicholas Hume-Loftus was the son of Nicholas Loftus, 1st Viscount Loftus and Anne Ponsonby, daughter of William Ponsonby, 1st Viscount Duncannon. He was married to Mary Hume, daughter of Sir Gustavus Hume, 3rd Baronet, on 18 August 1736. From 1736 to 1760, he sat in the Irish House of Commons as MP for Bannow, and then as MP for Fethard, Co. Wexford between 1761 and 1763. He was created Earl of Ely in Co. Wicklow in 1766.

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