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Wed 1st Dec 2021 - 10am
Fine Art & Antique Sale. Sale commences at 10 am prompt
Fine Antique Auction to include: Oriental, European & English Ceramics. Georgian, Victorian & Edwardian Furniture. Quality Jewellery, silver & Object D'Art, Silver and plated wares, Pictures, Prints & books etc.
Filtering Category: Paintings & Prints
Lot 685THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH (1727-1788), oil on panel "Portrait of Lady Foster, later Duchess of Devonshire", 16" x 11" originally sold in October 1997 at Dorotheum's Old Master Sale, lot 233 catalogued as "Possibly By....." and sold for 290,000 Austrian schillings, (£20,250) entered from a South German private collection
Biography: Elizabeth Christiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (13 May 1758 - 30 March 1824) was an English aristocrat and letter writer. She is best known as Lady Elizabeth Foster, the close friend of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. Elizabeth supplanted the Duchess, gaining the affections of William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, and later marrying him. Several of her letters are preserved..
Lot 688STANHOPE ALEXANDER FORBES (1857-1947), "The Great Fire of London", signed watercolour full study for the commissioned mural painting in The Royal Exchange, London 13" x 8" Signed by Forbes 'The Fire of London Painting by Stanhope A Forbes ARA in the Royal Exchange London - By permission of the Gresham Committee'. (Forbes needed their permission to sell prints from this watercolour)
Biography: Stanhope Forbes commissioned by the Royal Exchange for two mural paintings on the inner building walls of 'The Great Fire of London' and 'The Destruction Of The Royal Exchange' measuring 5.23 metres high (17 foot) x 3.4 metres (11 foot).
Provenance: 40 years private collection..
Estimate: £3000 - £5000