26 January 2011
R[obert?] Harvie (?Scottish, active 1751-1763)
Portrait of a lady, three-quarter-length, in a blue coat and skirt, and white waistcoat, with gold embroidered trim, a whip in her right hand, in a landscape, two horses and a groom beyond
signed and dated 'R. Harvie Scotus pinx 1747.' (lower left)
oil on canvas
50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.5 cm.)
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 13 November 1991, lot 38, as 'Attributed to Henry Pickering'.
The Collection of Diane and Thomas Berger, sold Christie's, London, 12 February 1998, lot 28.
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D. Hall, 'Diane the Huntress', The World of Interiors, October, 1992, p. 163.
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