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Irish School, 18th century

Portrait of a lady traditionally identified as Editha Proby (d.1746), wife of Sir John Osborne, 7th Bt. of Ballentaylor, full-length, in a grey dress, standing by a pedestal

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Irish School, 18th century
Portrait of a lady traditionally identified as Editha Proby (d.1746), wife of Sir John Osborne, 7th Bt. of Ballentaylor, full-length, in a grey dress, standing by a pedestal
oil on canvas
94 x 58 in. (239 x 147.5 cm.)
in a contemporary carved and giltwood gadrooned frame
Provenance
By descent at Newtown Anner, Co. Waterford, through Sir William Osborne, 10th Bt (d.1824) and his sister, Catherine Isabella Bernal-Osborne (d.1880), to her grandson, Osborne de Vere, 12th of St. Albans (d.1964), great-great-uncle of the present owner.
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Lot Essay

Editha Proby was the only daughter of William Proby (d.1739) and Henrietta Cornwall. William Proby held the office of Governor of Fort St. George, Madras. Editha married Sir John Osborne, 7th Bt. (d.1743), son of Nicholas Osborne (d.1714) and Anne Parsons, and died on 19 January 1745.

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