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Thomas Hudson (Devonshire 1701-1779 Twickenham)
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Thomas Hudson (Devonshire 1701-1779 Twickenham)

Portrait of John Armytage Esq., half-length, in Van Dyck costume, in a feigned oval

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Thomas Hudson (Devonshire 1701-1779 Twickenham) Portrait of John Armytage Esq., half-length, in Van Dyck costume, in a feigned oval inscribed 'John Armytage born Oct 19. 1715' (lower left) oil on canvas 30 1/8 x 24¾ in. (76.5 x 62.9 cm.)
Provenance
The Marquis de la Falaise; Christie's, London, 24 November 1978, lot 59 (£1,900).
with Gooden and Fox, London.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 26 January 2005, lot 267 ($11,400), where acquired by the present owner.

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The Armytage family owned Kirklees Park in Yorkshire. John Armytage was born in 1715 and a companion portrait of his brother, Samuel Armytage (1713-1793), also by Hudson, was sold at Christie's, London, 24 November 1978, lot 60.

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