3 June 2004
Circle of William Hoare of Bath, R.A. (1706-1799)
Portrait of Mrs Hanway Ballack, half-length, wearing a pale pink dress trimmed with lace, with a sprig of flowers in her bodice
with inscription 'From the Collection of Mr Burney/Tasburgh hall/Norwich' and further inscribed 'Extract from the Connoisseur SEP. 1912. A characteristic Pastel of Mrs. Ballack./by Daniel Gardner - This Lady's husband Mr. Hanway Ballack was a nephew of Joseph Hanway the well know philanthropist who established the Foundling Hospital and first introduced the umbrella to England - Mr Ballack on the death of his Uncle assumed the name of Hanway.-' (on the label on the reverse of the frame)
22½ x 17 3/8 in. (57.2 x 44.2 cm.)
in the original 18th Century Kentian frame
Mr Burney of Tasburgh Hall, Norwich.
Anonymous sale [Mrs Clive Webb]; Christie's, London, 28 June 1940, lot 74, (unsold) as 'Gardner'.
Mr and Mrs James Wharton, by 1962.
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Kendal, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Daniel Gardner, 1962, no. 40 as by Daniel Gardner, lent by Mr and Mrs James Wharton.
Kenwood, The Iveagh Bequest, Daniel Gardner 1750-1805, 1972, no. 22 as by Daniel Gardner.
Mrs Hanway Ballack's husband was the nephew of Joseph Hanway the philanthropist and co-founder of the foundling hospital. The Hanways were friends and neighbours of the Burneys and in Dr. Johnson's circle.
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