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RICHARD COSWAY, R. A. (1742-1821)
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RICHARD COSWAY, R. A. (1742-1821)

The Waldegrave Sisters: Lady Anna Horatia and Lady Charlotte Maria, wearing white dresses with frilled collar and bows at corsage, Horatia with white plumes in her long powdered curling hair and Charlotte with white bonnet tied with white ribbon under her chin; sky and cloud background

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RICHARD COSWAY, R. A. (1742-1821)
The Waldegrave Sisters: Lady Anna Horatia and Lady Charlotte Maria, wearing white dresses with frilled collar and bows at corsage, Horatia with white plumes in her long powdered curling hair and Charlotte with white bonnet tied with white ribbon under her chin; sky and cloud background
signed and dated on the backing paper 'R.... Cosway R. A. Primarius Pictor Serenissimi Walliæ Principis Pinxit 1789'
oval, 3 in. (76 mm.) wide, gold mount
Provenance
by family descent; Bonhams, London, 8 March 1993, lot 98 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-189).
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Lot Essay

Anna Horatia (d. 1801) and Charlotte Maria (1761-1801), daughters of James, 2nd Earl Waldegrave (1714/15-1763) and Maria, illegitimate daughter of Hon. Sir Edward Walpole. Anne Horatia married Lord Hugh Seymour in 1786 and Charlotte Maria married George Henry, 4th Duke of Grafton (1760-1844) in 1784.
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