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George Romney Dalton-in-Furness 1734-1802 Kendal
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George Romney Dalton-in-Furness 1734-1802 Kendal

Portrait of a lady and child, traditionally identified as Mrs. Cumberland and her son, Charles

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George Romney Dalton-in-Furness 1734-1802 Kendal Portrait of a lady and child, traditionally identified as Mrs. Cumberland and her son, Charles oil on canvas 25 x 21 1/8 in. 63.5 x 53.7 cm.
Provenance
Charles Davis, Esq., by 1901.
Sir Berkeley Sheffield, Bt., Normanby Park, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire; Christie's, London, 16 July 1943, lot 111 (to Frost & Reed).
with Frost & Reed, London.
Literature
International Exhibition Glasgow: official catalogue of the Fine Art section, exhibition catalogue, Glasgow, 1901, p. 2, no. 16.
H. Ward and W. Roberts, Romney: a biographical and critical essay, with a catalogue raisonée of his works, London, 1904, II, p. 38, as 'Mrs. Cumberland and child'.
Exhibited
(Possibly) London, Grafton Galleries, Autumn, 1900.
Glasgow, International Exhibition, 1901, no. 16.

Lot Essay

The sitters in this vivacious and spontaneous study have traditionally been identified as Mrs. Cumberland and child. Mrs. Richard Cumberland was born Elizabeth, the only daughter of George Ridge, Esq. of Kilmiston, Hants. She married her cousin, the dramatist Richard Cumberland on 19 February 1759, and died in 1801, survived by her husband and son.

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