THOMAS SPENCER (BRITISH 1700-1765/1767)
THOMAS SPENCER (BRITISH 1700-1765/1767)
THOMAS SPENCER (BRITISH 1700-1765/1767)
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THOMAS SPENCER (BRITISH 1700-1765/1767)

Mr Churchman's 'Ronata'

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THOMAS SPENCER (BRITISH 1700-1765/1767)
Mr Churchman's 'Ronata'
signed 'T.Spencer pinxt. 175...' (centre right)
oil on canvas
83 x 119 ½ in. (210.8 x 303.5 cm.)
inscribed 'Mr Churchmans: / Ronata. / Who never faild / or falld her master' (centre right), it its original frame
Provenance
Harry Primrose, 6th Earl of Rosebery (1882-1974), Mentmore Towers, Buckinghamshire; his sale (†), Sotheby's, on the premises, 18 May 1977 (=1st day), lot 2459A.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 8 July 2010, lot 225, sold after sale.
with Daniel Hunt Fine Art, London, September 2010, from whom acquired by the present owner.
Literature
R. Guilding, ‘Jasper Wares’, World of Interiors, April 2021, p. 158, illustrated.
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Lot Essay

The present painting is one of two works by Spencer originally owned by the Earl of Rosebery, both of which depicted horses belonging to Mr. Churchman. The other, of the same dimensions, was painted in 1730 and portrayed the blue roan mare Bonatee (Sir W. Gilbey, Animal Painters of England, II, London, 1900, p. 179).

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