London, South Kensington
29 April 2014
Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. (Sudbury, Suffolk 1727-1788 London)
Portrait of Sarah Langston, bust-length, in a white silk dress with a rose on her chest
oil on canvas
30¼ x 25? in. (76.8 x 63.8 cm.)
By descent in the Langston family at Sarsden House to Julia, daughter of James Haughton Langston, M.P., who married Henry, 3rd Earl of Ducie;
By descent to her daughter, Constance, Lady Moreton, who married George Shaw-Lefevre, 1st Baron Eversley;
By descent to Edith Cameron, widow of Sir Trehawk Kekewich and wife of Sir Jocelyn Lucas Bt.; Christie's, London, 17 May 1957, lot 70 (300 gns. to Leggatt).
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 18 November 1992, lot 49.
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