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7 - 8 July 2010
George Dodson Tomlinson, (1809-1884), after John Hollins, A.R.A. and Frederick Richard Lee, R.A.
Frederick, 4th Earl Spencer, K.G. (1798-1857), fishing on Loch Awe, Argyllshire
inscribed 'Fred Earl Spencer K G/G.D. Tomlinson pc/1838/a copy from oil painting by Lee/Hollins at Althorp of the River Awe/Argyllshire- for Adelaide Countess Spencer/who left it to her step daughter Sarah Spencer Oct 1877'(on the reverse)
oil on canvas
12 x 10 in. (30.5 x 25.3 cm.)
in a giltwood and gilt-composition frame
Adelaide Seymour, Countess Spencer (1825-1877), 2nd wife of Frederick, 4th Earl Spencer (1798-1857), and by descent to her step-daughter Lady Sarah Spencer (1838-1919) probably at 28 St. James's Place, and by descent to Albert Edward John, 7th Earl Spencer, by whom removed to Althorp, Northamptonshire in 1923.
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K. J. Garlick, The Walpole Society 'A Catalogue of Pictures at Althorp', vol. 45, 1974-76, p.83, no. 646.
The present picture is a copy of a detail of Salmon Fishing on Loch Awe by John Hollins and Frederick Richard Lee (Exhibited, London, Royal Academy, 1854, no572) which hangs in the Billiard Room at Althorp.
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