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R[obert?] Harvie (?Scottish, active 1751-1763)
R[obert?] Harvie (?Scottish, active 1751-1763)

Portrait of a lady, three-quarter-length, in a blue coat and skirt, and white waistcoat, with gold embroidered trim, a whip in her right hand, in a landscape, two horses and a groom beyond

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R[obert?] Harvie (?Scottish, active 1751-1763) Portrait of a lady, three-quarter-length, in a blue coat and skirt, and white waistcoat, with gold embroidered trim, a whip in her right hand, in a landscape, two horses and a groom beyond signed and dated 'R. Harvie Scotus pinx 1747.' (lower left) oil on canvas 50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.5 cm.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 13 November 1991, lot 38, as 'Attributed to Henry Pickering'.
The Collection of Diane and Thomas Berger, sold Christie's, London, 12 February 1998, lot 28.
Literature
D. Hall, 'Diane the Huntress', The World of Interiors, October, 1992, p. 163.

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Little is known about this artist whose signature appears on portraits of a number of Scottish border families.

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