London, South Kensington
13 September 2009
CIRCLE OF EDWARD PENNY (BRITISH, 1714-1791)
Portrait of Lt. Col. William Welby of Denton, 2nd or South Battalion, Lincolnshire Militia, High Sheriff of Lincoln (d.1792), small-full-length, his tricorn hat in his right hand and his faithful companion at his side, in an interior
oil on canvas
30 x 24½ in. (76 x 62.2 cm.)
Anonymous sale, Robinson & Fisher, London, 3 April 1924 (as Gainsborough).
with Leggatt Brothers.
Christie's London, 17 October 1947, lot 116 (as Zoffany).
Supplied by Green & Abbott Ltd., Wigmore Street, London 31 October 1950 for £40.
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