28 - 29 October 2009
John Simmons of Bristol (Nailsea c. 1715-1780 Bristol)
Portrait of Ann Woodforde (1734-1799), half-length, in a grey dress with lace and pearls, and a buff mantle, in a feined oval
oil on canvas
30 x 24¾ in. (76.2 x 62.8 cm.)
By descent in the sitter's family.
Anonymous sale; Henry Duke & Son, Dorchester, 2 March 1995, lot 115, as 'Attributed to John Simmons of Bath' (as a pair with the present lot 44).
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's London, 3 April 1996, lot 73 (as a pair with the present lot 44).
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Bristol, Art Treasures of the West Country, 1937, no. 72 (lent by Dr. R. Woodforde).
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