Lot 311


Attributed to SIR WILLIAM BEECHEY (1753-1839), BRITISH
SAID TO BE “LADY CAMBRIDGE” (SEATED HOLDING A BOOK IN A LANDSCAPE)


Oil on canvas given to Sir Wiliam Beechey and titled to the nameplate, the label of provenance to the stretcher inscribed in pen and ink: “Portrait of Lady Cambridge”
30 x 25 in — 76.2 x 63.5 cm


Provenance:
Said to be The Right Hon. The Lady Wavertree, C.B.E.” removed from 54k Avenue Road, N.W. 8” typeset label to the stretcher
John Britnell Son, Picture Framing, Toronto
From whom purchased by the family of the present Private Collection, Canada, circa 1950s-1960s

Restored and relined by Frank Worrall, Toronto in 1947, his mark and date in black ink to the relined canvas verso.

This portrait is similar to William Beechey’s “Portrait of Hannah Rothschild”, 1823, measuring 35” x 27” (89 x 69 cm.)

Estimate: $3,000–5,000


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