28 May 2002
MAGDALENA ROSS (1801-1874)
Henry Hucks Gibbs (1819-1907), 1st Baron Aldenham, facing right in black coat, blue waistcoat, white shirt and black cravat
oval, 3 5/8 in. (92 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame with glazed reverse
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Henry, eldest son of George Henry Gibbs (1785-1842) (see lot 202) and his wife Caroline, 6th daughter of Rev. Charles Crawley, married Louisa Anne (d. 1897), 3rd daughter of Williams Adams by Hon. Mary Anne Cockayne, and had issue.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately