16 - 17 June 2009
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Manner of John Hoppner, R.A.
Portrait of the Hon. John Cust and the Hon. Henry Cust, standing full-length, with a hound, in a landscape
oil on canvas
74.5 x 48.5 in. (189 x 122.5 cm.)
(Possibly) The Rt. Hon. the Lord Brownlow, Belton House, Grantham; Christie's, London, 3 May 1929, lot 7 (10,000 gns.).
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(Possibly) The Art Journal, December, 1903, p. 379, illustrated.
(Possibly) W. McKay, W. Roberts, John Hoppner, R.A., London, 1909, p. 61.
(Possibly) Birmingham, Museum and Art Gallery, 1903, no. 39.
The sitters were the sons of the first Baron Brownlow. John, the elder (19 June 1779-15 September 1853) succeeded his father in 1807, and advanced to the Viscountcy of Alford and Earldom of Brownlow on 27 November 1815. He earned the titles of Lord-Lieutenant; Custos Rotulorum and Vice-Admiral of Lincolnshire, and Recorder of Boston. Henry, the younger (28 September 1780-19 May 1861), entered the Church and became Canon of Windsor.
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