Sold for £26,040
Estimated at £4,000 - £6,000
THOMAS HUDSON (BRITISH, 1701-1779)
Portrait of Catherine [‘Kitty’] Jervis, circa 1755
Oil on canvas
49 x 39in. (124.5 x 99cm.) in a contemporary carved giltwood frame
Provenance: John Jervis, The Earl St. Vincent (1735-1833), Meaford Hall (removed 1943 when Hall sold), and thence by descent; Exhibited City Museum and Art Gallery Birmingham: Exhibition of Treasures from Midland Homes 1938
Catherine ‘Kitty’ Jervis (1733-1756) was born in Stone, Staffordshire, the sister of Admiral John Jervis (1734-1823). Catherine married Jeremiah Smith of Great Fenton in Stoke, and died during childbirth in 1756. This picture is nearly identical to one of Lady Oxenden in the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia, where the sitter can be seen using the same clothing and props. According to their www site, this picture has recently been re-assessed as a work by Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797) which would have made sitter and artist approximately the same age at 20 years.
Relined, very good condition, will benefit from a clean.
We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of this property. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Charles Miller Ltd is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD “AS IS” IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.
Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Untiring), Tue, 27th Apr 2021
Mercantile (Sail) 1-123
Mercantile (Steam) 124-166
Naval (Sail) 170-252
Naval (Steam) 255-339
Navigational & Scientific Instruments 340-395
Printed catalogues available at £20 (+P&P)
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