28 October 2004
Sir John Lavery, R.S.A., R.A., R.H.A. (1856-1941)
Portrait of Miss Mary Elizabeth Hayward
signed 'J Lavery' (lower right), signed again, inscribed and dated 'MISS MARY ELIZABETH HAYWARD/BY/SIR JOHN LAVERY, R.A., L.L.D./BOSTON, 1926.' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)
The sitter and by descent.
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For a note on the artist please see lot 151.
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