25 May 1999
Rev. Matthew William Peters, R.A. (1741/2-1814)
Portrait of Miss Mortimer as 'Hebe'
oil on canvas
30 x 25in. (76.2 x 63.5cm.)
The Countess of Suffolk, Charlton.
Captain F.E. Ashton; Christie's, London, Dec. 14, 1907, lot 40 (525).
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Lady Victoria Manners, Matthew William Peters, R.A., 1913, p. 55.
Liverpool, The Society for Promoting Painting and Design, 1787, no. 90.
Bristol, Art Treasures of the West Country, 1937, no. 195.
According to a label on the reverse, the sitter was the sister of the artist John Hamilton Mortimer, R.A. Lady Victoria Manners notes that the present work is the primary version of this composition, but that the Rev. Peters also executed a slightly larger version of this painting which was sold at Christie's, London, April 15, 1912.
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