5 - 6 October 2004
Sir Joshua Reynolds (Plympton 1723-1792 London)
Portrait of a lady, said to be Miss Jane Ashton, half-length, in a blue dress with white lace cuffs
oil on canvas
30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.2 cm.)
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 7 June 1918, lot 107; Reverand F. Ashton.
with Tooth, London.
Arthur Tooth Sale, New York, 14 February 1925, lot 30.
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D. Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds, A Complete Catalogue of his Paintings, New Haven and London, 2000, p.67, cat. no.81, fig. 256.
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