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

Portrait of Miss Hadfield, full-length, in a white dress with a blue ribbon and hat, with a spaniel in a park landscape

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Sir William Beechey, R.A. (Burford, Oxfordshire 1753-1839 London)
Portrait of Miss Hadfield, full-length, in a white dress with a blue ribbon and hat, with a spaniel in a park landscape
oil on canvas
94¼ x 58¼ in. (239.5 x 148 cm.)
Provenance
Acquired from F.B. Henson for £1,200, by the following,
Michael Arthur Bass, 1st Lord Burton (1837-1909), by 1896, by whom hung in the Morning Room at Rangemore Hall, Burton-on-Trent, and by descent to,
The Right Hon. Baroness Burton, Needwood House, Burton-on-Trent; Christie's, London, 4 May 1951, lot 44 (170 gns. to Valero).
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 23 January 2003, lot 255 ($33,600), when acquired by the present owner.
Literature
Catalogue of the pictures forming the collection of The Right Hon. Lord Burton, at Rangemore Hall, Burton-on-Trent, London, 1904, p. 3.
W. Roberts, Sir William Beechey, R.A., London, 1907, p. 48.
Exhibited
London, Royal Academy, 28th exhibition, 1796, no. 158.

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Lot Essay

Roberts notes that the sitter in this portrait is 'probably Amelia Caroline, daughter of General White, and wife of Joseph Hadfield, Esq., of Broad Street, London a merchant to whom she was married at Low Layton, Essex, on June 16, 1795' (loc. cit.).
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