London, South Kensington
22 September 1999
Andrea Soldi (c.1703-1771)
A group portrait of Arthur Jones Nevill, Eleanor Parker and Mrs Hogshawe, three-quarter-lengths, two seated at a table with a basket of flowers on a terrace, a church beyond
with identifying inscription (upper left)
oil on canvas
59 x 71 in. (151.2 x 181.6 cm.)
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J. Ingamells, 'Andrea Soldi, A Checklist of his Work', Walpole Society, XLVII, 1978-80, p.12, no. 47, illus. pl. 5a.
The present picture was painted circa 1745-50. The chapel in the background was thought to be Mereworth church (built between 1743-46), although this now appears doubtful.
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