CHARLES BESTLAND (BRITISH 1763-C.1837)
CHARLES BESTLAND (BRITISH 1763-C.1837)
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CHARLES BESTLAND (BRITISH 1763-C.1837)

Portrait of a John William Hippisley-Trenchard (1740-1810), half-length, in a feigned oval

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CHARLES BESTLAND (BRITISH 1763-C.1837)
Portrait of a John William Hippisley-Trenchard (1740-1810), half-length, in a feigned oval
signed and dated 'C. Bestland 83' (lower right)
oil on canvas
30 x 25 in. (76.3 x 63.5 cm.)
in a Kentian frame
Provenance
By descent from the sitter, Stanton House, Stanton Fitzwarren, Wiltshire to,
Mrs. J. Cavendish-Smyth, South Lodge, Stanton; Christie's, London, 5 March 1937, lot 3.
Anonymous sale; Christie's London, 6 April 1955, lot 15.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 17 July 1985, lot 547.
Private collection, England, until 2010.
with Miles Barton, London, where acquired by the present owner.
Literature
E. Waterhouse, British 18th Century Painters, Woodbridge, 1981, p. 52.

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John Hippisley-Trenchard was the eldest child of Robert Hippisley-Trenchard (1715-1787) and Mary (d.1788), daughter of John Gore of Salisbury. He grew up in Wiltshire and inherited the family estates of Stanton, Cutteridge and Abbots Leigh; a country gentleman of some wealth, he never married and the estates passed to his two nephews on his death.

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