Sir William Beechey, R.A. (Burford, Oxfordshire 1753-1839 London)
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Sir William Beechey, R.A. (Burford, Oxfordshire 1753-1839 London)

Portrait of Lady Godolphin, three-quarter-length, in a white dress and a jewelled headband

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Sir William Beechey, R.A. (Burford, Oxfordshire 1753-1839 London)
Portrait of Lady Godolphin, three-quarter-length, in a white dress and a jewelled headband
oil on canvas
49¾ x 39 5/8 in. (126.4 x 100.7 cm.)
Literature
W. Roberts, Sir William Beechey, R.A., London, 1907, p. 203.
Exhibited
London, Grosvenor Gallery, 1889, no. 17 (lent by the Duke of Leeds).
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Lot Essay

The Hon. Elizabeth Charlotte Eden (d. 1847), was the third daughter of the prominent politician and financial expert William Eden, 1st Lord Auckland (1744-1814), who had served as Chief Secretary for Ireland, Ambassador to Spain, and President of the Board of Trade. She married Francis Godolphin (1777-1850), later 1st Baron Godolphin, second son of Francis, 5th Duke of Leeds, in 1800. Her father-in-law was also a prominent politician who had served as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1783-91). Their son succeeded as the 8th Duke of Leeds.
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