10 June 2008
WILLIAM GOSSE (BRITISH, FL. C. 1830-1847)
James Samuel Hartley, in black coat, blue patterned white waistcoat, white shirt with gold buttons, white bow tie, grey trousers, seated in red upholstered chair, his right elbow leaning on a desk
signed, inscribed and dated 'W. Gosse pinxit. Bruton Sept. 1847' on backing paper
rectangular, 4½ x 3¼ in. (114 x 82 mm.); rectangular gilt-metal sablé mount within lower half of red leather travelling case
Sotheby's, London, 20 December 1971, lot 23.
Jean Rogan Collection, France.
Christie's, London, 20 March 1990, lot 93.
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