13 July 2004,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 335
GBP 300 - GBP 500
Rev. William Shepard, in a black coat and frilled white cravat, holding a document, seated in a crimson chair; drapery background
signed and dated 'Hargreaves 1808', signed and dated 'Hargreaves pinxt 1808' on reverse, black frame
rectangular, 3¾ x 3 in. (95 x 76 mm.)
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A note on the back of the frame reads 'Miniature of the Rev. William Shepherd L.L.D. For 56 years Minister of the English Presbyterian Chapel of Gateacre Liverpool. Author of the Life of Poggio Bracciolini, published in 1801, and other works. Painted by Hargreaves of Liverpool 1808.'
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The miniature is also signed and dated on the front 'Hargreaves 1808'
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