12 May 2006
Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828)
Portrait of Charlotte Grierson, of Rathfarnham House, Co. Dublin, half-length, in a white dress with a blue bow and a black shawl, putting on a glove
with an old handwritten label 'This portrait of our mother Charlotte Grierson (née Thornton) painted by Stewart [sic] the American artist about 1795-8, is the property of my brother George Abraham Grierson, Charlotte D.F. Grierson, 11th July 1866' (on reverse of stretcher)
oil on canvas
30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)
by inheritance in the family of the sitter to the present owner.
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Belfast, Belfast Museum and Art Gallery, Pictures from Ulster Homes, 10 May - 15 July 1961, no. 98.
For further information on the artist and the sitter please see the previous lot (lot 20).
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