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After George Romney (British, 1734-1802) Portrait of Robert Raikes (1735-1811)

Auction:
2542B
Lot:
30
Sold for:
$1,541$1,300

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2542B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 09, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

After George Romney (British, 1734-1802)

Portrait of Robert Raikes (1735-1811)
Unsigned, bears presentation plaque.
Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 1/8 in. (76.2 x 63.9 cm), framed.
Condition: Paint losses, scattered abrasions, craquelure.

Provenance: A New England estate.

N.B. This head and shoulders likeness of Robert Raikes is based upon George Romney's three-quarter length portrait of Raikes in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London. Raikes was the founder of the Sunday School Movement in England.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

Keywords

Robert Raikes, George Romney, New England, This head, London, National Portrait Gallery, School Movement in England, founder

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