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British School, 18th/19th Century George IV as The Prince of Wales

Auction:
2754B
Lot:
566
Sold for:
$615$500

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2754B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 11, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

British School, 18th/19th Century

George IV as The Prince of Wales
Unsigned, with labels including one from The Closson Art Galleries, Cincinnati,
on the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 28 1/4 x 23 3/4 in. (71.5 x 60.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, retouch, fine craquelure, surface accretions.

N.B. The portrait is somewhat similar in feel to that painted by John Russell, RA, in 1789, now in the collection of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, which may have been the inspiration for this copy.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Stretcher incised "W.MORRILL/LINER" u.c. bar. Also with a label from Art Conservation & Services, San Francisco, California,on the stretcher. Other period labels on the stretcher are unattributed and variously inscribed with numbers. One more promising label is inscribed "S.Buckly & Co/8-5-21"


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

British School, George IV, Wales, Cincinnati, John Russell, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, u.c. bar, S.Buckly & Co

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