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William Ewart Lockhart R.S.A. (1846-1900)

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Notice to Buyers Resident in Scotland Payment and collections may be made immediately following the end of the sale until 7.00pm. Collections may be made on Friday, 27 October 2000 from 9.00 am until 1.00 pm, after which all lots purchased by Scottish residents will be transported free of charge to either our Glasgow office, tel 44(0)141 332 8134 or to our Edinburgh office, tel 44(0)131 225 4756 where they will be available from 9.00 am on Monday, 30 October. Notice to Buyers outside Scotland Purchases made by buyers with addresses outside Scotland will be transferred to Christie's, 8 King Street, London SW1, for collection from noon on Monday, 30 October 2000. Purchases are only insured for a period of seven working days following the sale.
The Property of Captain David Ogilvy Fairlie
William Ewart Lockhart R.S.A. (1846-1900)

'Il piccolo Cardinale col suo Candatario' - portraits of John and Reginald, sons of James Ogilvy Reginald Fairlie Esq., of Myres Castle, Fife, J.P.

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William Ewart Lockhart R.S.A. (1846-1900) 'Il piccolo Cardinale col suo Candatario' - portraits of John and Reginald, sons of James Ogilvy Reginald Fairlie Esq., of Myres Castle, Fife, J.P. signed and dated 'W.E Lockhart R.S.A./1886' (lower left) oil on canvas 66¼ x 45½ in. (168.3 x 115.5 cm.)
Exhibited
London, Royal Academy, 1887, no.116.
Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy, 1888, no. 392.
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Notice to Buyers Resident in Scotland Payment and collections may be made immediately following the end of the sale until 7.00pm. Collections may be made on Friday, 27 October 2000 from 9.00 am until 1.00 pm, after which all lots purchased by Scottish residents will be transported free of charge to either our Glasgow office, tel 44(0)141 332 8134 or to our Edinburgh office, tel 44(0)131 225 4756 where they will be available from 9.00 am on Monday, 30 October. Notice to Buyers outside Scotland Purchases made by buyers with addresses outside Scotland will be transferred to Christie's, 8 King Street, London SW1, for collection from noon on Monday, 30 October 2000. Purchases are only insured for a period of seven working days following the sale.

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John Ogilvy (b. 22 December 1881) was the eldest son of James Ogilvy Reginald Fairlie of Myres Castle, J.P. (1848-1916), by Jane Mary, 3rd daughter of John Buchanan of Dowanhill, (d. 1931). A Captain in the Highland Light Infantry he was killed in action at the battle of Loos on 25th September 1915. His younger brother Reginald Francis Joseph (b. 1883), an architect of distinction who trained under Sir Robert Lorimer (see note to lot 13) became a Royal Scottish Academician (1933) and later lived at Myres Castle. They had two brothers, James Ogilvy, J.P., Fife (b. 1885) and Rev. Gilbert Thomas Ogilvy (b. 1893) and a sister Margaret Elspeth Mary (b. 1889).

The brothers were the sons of James Ogilvy Reginald Fairlie, who was a great friend of the third Marquess of Bute, and like him converted to Catholicism whilst at Christ Church Oxford, no doubt under the influence of Cardinal Newman. He was appointed private chamberlain to Pope Leo XIII in 1878, and held similar appointments to Pope Pius X and Pope Benedict XV. He bought Myres Castle, near Auchtermuchty in Fife in 1887.

This double portrait was painted in the same year that Lockhart came down from Edinburgh to fulfill a commission from Queen Victoria to record on a large canvas The Jubiliee Ceremony at Westminster Abbey (The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle). He subsequently remained in London and devoted himself principally to portraiture.

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