21 June 2004
CIRCLE OF RICHARD WILSON, R.A. (1713-1782)
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, POSSIBLY RICHARD MYDDELTON (1726-1795), HALF-LENGTH, IN A RED COAT
Oil on canvas
29½ x 24 in. (75 x 61 cm.)
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J. Steegman, A Survey of Portraits in Welsh Houses, Cardiff, 1957, 1, no. 25.
The sitter is possibly Richard Myddelton (1726-1795), who married Elizabeth Rushout (see lot 81), daughter of Sir John Rushout, 4th Bt. Their daughter was Charlotte Myddelton, who married Robert Biddulph (see lots 61 and lot 107).
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