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Sir John Hoppner (British, 1758-1810) Portrait of John, Earl of Chatham, in Naval Uniform and Wearing the Order of the Garter

Auction:
3010B
Lot:
205
Sold for:
$2,583$2,100

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3010B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 19, 2017 12:00PM

Description:

Sir John Hoppner (British, 1758-1810)

Portrait of John, Earl of Chatham, in Naval Uniform and Wearing the Order of the Garter
Unsigned, attributed on labels on the reverse and on the back of the frame.
Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, retouch.

Provenance: Given by Lord Chatham to Sir William Bellingham; through to James A. Williams; Sotheby's New York, Friday, October 20, 2000, Mercer House, Savannah: The Collection of The Late James A. Williams, Sale 7527, Lot 187; to a private Rhode Island collection.

Literature: William McKay and W. Roberts, John Hoppner (London: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., 1909), pp. 48-49.

Exhibitions: Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland, Winter Exhibition of Old Masters, 1902-03.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

The retouch is confined primarily to the background, including a strengthening of the shadow behind the sitter's head. Small paint losses to u.l. edge and l.c., surface abrasion measuring 2 1/2 inches to l.r. quadrant just below and to the right of the Order of the Garter.


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Keywords

D. Colnaghi & Co., London: P. & D. Colnaghi, James A. Williams, William McKay, William Bellingham, W. Roberts, Bellingham, Business, Economy, Hoppner, John Hoppner, London, McKay

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