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 Miss Anne Lee, half-length, in a white dress, with a gold necklace and bracelets, pearls in her hair, a book in her right hand, in an interior

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Sir William Beechey, R.A. (Burford, Oxfordshire 1753-1839 London)
Portrait of Miss Anne Lee, half-length, in a white dress, with a gold necklace and bracelets, pearls in her hair, a book in her right hand, in an interior
signed with monogram and dated 'WB / 1818' (lower left)
oil on canvas
36¼ x 28 1/8 in. (92 x 71.4 cm.)
Provenance
Mrs. Scrase-Dickins; Christie's, London, 12 June 1931, lot 52 (680 gns. to Mitchell).
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 4 June 1980, lot 74.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 4 November 1982, lot 46.
Literature
W. Roberts, William Beechey, London, 1907. p. 247.
Special notice

All sold and unsold lots marked with a filled square in the catalogue that are not cleared from Christie’s by 5:00 pm on the day of the sale, and all sold and unsold lots not cleared from Christie’s by 5:00 pm on the fifth Friday following the sale, will be removed to the warehouse of ‘Cadogan Tate’. Please note that there will be no charge to purchasers who collect their lots within two weeks of this sale.

Lot Essay

The sitter was the daughter of William Lee of Austey, and inherited the estates of her uncle, John Pedley of Grosvenor Place, London, and Caddington Hill, Hertfordshire.
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