11 April 1997
Sir William Beechey, R.A. (1753-1839)
Portrait of Mrs. Desborough, half-length, in a white dress and hat with a yellow wrap, in a landscape
signed with monogram and dated '1824.' (lower left)
oil on canvas
30 x 25.5 in. (76.2 x 64.8 cm.)
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W. Roberts, Sir William Beechey, R.A., London, 1907, p. 257.
Payment of £31.10 is recorded in the artist's account books on 24 June 1824 (see W. Roberts, op. cit., p. 257).
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