26 January 2001
GILBERT STUART (North Kingston 1755-1828 Boston)
Portrait of a gentleman, said to be Sir John Leeds, Bt. (d. 1811), bust-length, in a brown jacket with a velvet collar, striped lining and a white cravat, in a painted oval
oil on canvas
30¼ x 25¼ in. (76.8 x 64.2 cm.)
Sir Charles Blane.
Sir Seymour Blane.
Daniel H. Farr, Philadelphia.
with Scott and Fowles, New York.
Mrs. Stevenson Scott, New York.
Saint Louis Art Museum (Inv. no. 164:51).
Anon. Sale, Christie's, London, 16 April 1982, lot 95.
Anon. Sale, Christie's, New York, 16 October 1997, lot 54.
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L. Park, Gilbert Stuart, New York, 1926, II, p. 613, no. 660.
Denver Art Museum, 600 Years of British Painting, The Berger Collection at the Denver Art Museum, 1998-1999, p. 156, illustrated.
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