14 May 2009
Circle of Edward Haytley (fl. 1740-1761)
Portrait of Sergeant Richard Leigh (d. 1772), small full-length, seated at a table, in a grey coat, a gold waistcoat and black breeches, his right arm resting on an open book, in an interior with bookshelves
oil on canvas
30 x 22 in. (76.5 x 56.2 cm.)
By descent in the Leigh family at Hawley House, Sutton-at-Hone, Kent.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 15 November 1991, lot 178, as 'Attributed to Edward Penny'.
Diane and Thomas Berger, London; Christie's, London, 12 February 1998, lot 29.
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D. Hall, 'Diane the Huntress', The World of Interiors, October, 1992, p. 163.
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Please note that an alternative attribution to Edward Penny has been suggested.
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