Lot 16

Circle of ROBERT REGINALD WHALE, O.S.A., R.C.A. (1805 - 1887), CANADIAN

pair of oils on canvas
each titled and dated "A.D. 1850", each inscribed “Restored and relined by J. Loxton Rawbon, Toronto, Ont/ A.D. 1913” in black paint on the reverse
each 34 ins x 27 ins 86.4 cms x 68.6 cms

By descent through the Sorby family
The Estate of Charles Law, London, ON

Historical Atlas of the County of Wellington, Ontario. Toronto Historical Atlas Publishing Co., 1906

The pedigree of the Sorby family can be traced back to the reign of King Henry VIII., and was derived from the town of Sowerby, Yorkshire. The late Walter Sorby was b. in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Eng., Aug 7th , 1804, and was there raised and educated. On arriving at manhood's estate he and his brother Richard entered into co-partnership and became possessed of a colliery near Sheffield, which they ran successfully for some years. In 1846 the late Walter Sorby took a trip to the U.S. for recreation from business, and in Michigan met Mary S. Talbot, to whom he was m. in 1847. She was a descendant of the English and Irish Talbot family. In 1848 they returned to England and lived there about ten years, when he sold out his interests in England and came to Canada, purchasing the Puslinch farm in 1863. Here he lived until his death in 1890. The late Walter Sorby was well educated and a man of refined taste, possessed of means and practically lived a retired life in Canada. He had the following issue: Walter D., Alfred T. (d.) Harold and Oswald.

Estimate: $3,000–4,000

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Lot Closes: 10/22/2020 2:00:00 PM EST

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