11 June 1999
John Hoppner, R.A. (1758-1810)
Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a black coat and white shirt, in a landscape
oil on canvas
30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)
in a mid 18th Century carved and gilded frame
Purchased from J. Leger & Sons, London, March 1948 (400), and by inheritance to the vendor.
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The picture is said to have once been in the Mildmay collection.
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