28 November 2000
Francis Cotes, R.A. (1726-1770)
Portrait of Rebecca Tucker, half-length, in a blue dress embroidered with roses and lace work
signed and dated 'F Cotes pxt./1764' (centre left edge)
pastel, heightened with touches of white, laid on down on linen
23½ x 17½ in. (59.7 x 44.4 cm.)
Anon. sale; Christie's, London, 4 July 1930, lot 147 (20 gns. to Popoff).
with F.R. Meatyard, London.
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E.M. Johnson, Francis Cotes, London, 1976, p. 72, no. 142.
Rebecca Tucker was the daughter of Richard Tucker and was later to marry Gabriel Steward of the East India Company.
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