Francis Cotes (British, 1726-1770)
Emma Vernon, 1st Marchioness of Exeter
Unsigned, identified on a presentation plaque.
Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, minor retouch, craquelure, surface grime.
Provenance: Purchased c. 1920 by patent attorney Mr. Drury Walls Cooper (1872-1957), Montclair, New Jersey; by family descent to Esther Nicholas (née Cooper) Poneck, Putney, Vermont; private New England collection.
Very thin wash of retouch beneath varnish layer to minimize fine craquelure in the background of the u.r. quadrant; alligatoring to background of u.l. and l.l. quadrants; minor area of varnish loss to her blue sash l.l.; old varnish layer; may benefit from a gentle cleaning, no additional condition issues to report.
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