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Francis Cotes, R.A. (London 1726-1770)
Francis Cotes, R.A. (London 1726-1770)

Portrait of Dorothea Tucker (b. 1741), in a pale pink dress and blue shawl

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Francis Cotes, R.A. (London 1726-1770)
Portrait of Dorothea Tucker (b. 1741), in a pale pink dress and blue shawl
signed and dated 'F Cotes pxt/1764' (centre left)
pastel on paper laid on canvas
25½ x 19½ in. (64.7 x 49.5 cm.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 4 July 1930, lot 148 (50 gns to Pawsey & Payne).
with Pawsey & Payne, London.
James Thursby-Pelham; Sotheby's, London, 19 November 1947, lot 63 (£32).
with Frost & Reed, London.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 14 March 1952, lot 53 (unsold).
Literature
E.M. Johnson, Francis Cotes, London, 1976, p. 163, no. 15.
N. Jeffares, 'Francis Cotes', Dictionary of pastellists before 1800, London, online edition, p. 15.

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Lot Essay

A portrait of the sitter's sister, Rebecca, also dated 1764, was sold in these Rooms on 28 November 2000, lot 24.

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