26 January 2012
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. AND MRS. FRANCIS D. FOWLER
Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A. (Stockbridge 1756-1823 Edinburgh)
Portrait of Dame Helen Houston of Clerkington, seated, three-quarter-length, in a white dress
oil on canvas
35½ x 27½ in. (90.2 x 69.8 cm.)
Major Houston, Clerkington; Christie's, London, 7 June 1918, lot 128. with Howard Young Galleries, New York, from whom acquired by
Bernard B. Jones, 1920 ($87,350).
with Adams, Davidson & Co., Inc., Washington, from whom purchased by the present owners in 1967.
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Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy, The Works of Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A., October-November 1876, no. 194.
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