London, South Kensington
20 January 2010
THOMAS STRINGER (BRITISH, 1722-1790)
A dark bay hunter with a groom in a landscape
indistinctly signed (lower right)
oil on canvas
24½ x 35¾ in. (62.2 x 91 cm.)
Almost certainly commissioned by George Heron of Daresbury Hall, Cheshire.
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. 126.
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