London, South Kensington
20 January 2010
CIRCLE OF JOHN OPIE (BRITISH, 1761-1807)
Portrait of a gentleman traditionally identified as a member of the Heron family, half-length, in a dark blue coat before a red curtain, a landscape beyond
oil on canvas
30¼ x 25¼ in. (77 x 64 cm.)
By descent to General Peter Heron (1770-1849) of Moor Hall, Cheshire, and to his wife's great-niece, Cecilia Widdrington (née Gregge-Hopwood) who married Shalcross Fitzherbert Widdrington in 1864.
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Inventory and Valuation of the contents of Newton Hall, Felton, Morpeth, Northumberland, The Property of Brigadier General B. F. Widdrington, C.M.G., D.S.O., 1925, p. 125.
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