New York, East
19 October 2000
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
GEORGE ROMNEY (Beckside 1734-1802 Kendal)
Portrait of Miss Jean Drummond, half-length, in a white dress and with a blue ribbon in her hair, before a red curtain, a landscape beyond
oil on canvas
30¼ x 25 in. (76.8 x 63.5 cm.)
Mrs. Colin Drummond (the sitter's mother), Comcraig and Megginch Castle, Errol, Perthshire, 1791, and by descent until
Captain Malcolm Drummond, Megginch Castle, Errol, Perthshire, 1904, and by descent in the family.
Mr. Reid Topping, Greenwich, Connecticut, and by descent to
Mr. Daniel Reid Topping, New York.
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