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One of a Pair of 18th Century Portraits – Oil on Canvas – Attributed to Joseph Highmore (1692-1780)
Portrait of Ann Morland (1709-1791) in Period Giltwood Frame
Anne Morland was the second daughter of Jacob Morland of Capplethwaite, Cumbria. Her father was a Justice of the Peace and a well known portrait of Jacob Morland with his dog, painted by George Romney in 1763, hangs in the Tate Gallery, London. Ann married William Matson of Titup Hall, Barrow in Furness, Lancashire. They had two children, Margaret and Ann – the latter married Tomas Morland (to whom we think she was related). They lived at Court Lodge, Lamberhurst, Kent.
Joseph Highmore was educated at The Merchant Taylors School, London. He began his career as a lawyer but abandoned this to study art at Sir Godfrey Kneller’s Academy. Highmore established a very successful practice as a portrait painted in 1715 and was described by George Vertue as being ‘distinguished in the first class of those who make the best figure’. His works are represented at The National Portrait Gallery and The Tate Gallery, London
Provenance: The Morland Family, Court Lodge, Lamberhurst, Kent
Width: 30″ / 76 cms
Height: 35″ / 89 cms
Oil on Canvas. Attributed to Theophilus Clarke (1776-c.1832)
Original Giltwood Frame.
Portrait of Charles Gordon as a young man, dressed in fashionable Georgian attire.
Provenance: Property of the Morland Family, Court Lodge, Kent
Width: 28″ / 71 cms
Height: 33″ / 84 cms
Portrait of William Matson – Circle of William Hoare of Bath (1706-1790/99)
Oil on Canvas in Period Carved Wood Gilded Frame
William Matson (1719-1764) – The Matson Family resided at Titup Hall in Dalton-in-Furness, Lancashire. William married Ann , the daughter of Jacob Morland of Capplethwaite. Their grave stone can be found in the Kendal Parish Church.
Williams Hoare of Bath R.A. – From an early age Wm Hoare excelled in Art. In the the early 1720’s he studied under Grisoni, and later in Rome under Imperiali (who taught Ramsay and Batoni) By 1739 Hoare had settled in Bath where he established a highly successful practice painting portraits in the mediums of crayon and oil. The influential Duke of Newcastle became his patron. He exhibited 22 times at the R.A.
Hoare’s work is represented in the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Scotland.
Provenance: The Morland Family at Court Lodge, Lamberhurst, Kent
Width: 30″ / 76 cms
Height: 35″ / 89 cms
Pair of 17th century Portraits of Young Ladies – Possibly Italian School – The sitters may be sisters. The fabric of their dresses, the lace ruffs and jewels are beautifully painted and in great detail. £8500 Pair
Width: 23.5″ / 60 cms
Height: 26″ / 66 cms
Oil on Canvas – The Approaching Storm’ Attributed to Claude Joseph Vernet (1714-1789).
Vernet was born in Avignon and began painting for his father, who was a decorator of carriages, when just 14 years old. He then studied in Rome under Claude Gellee, the renowned maritime artist. Gellee’s style and choice of subjects greatly influenced Vernet, particularly his representations of classical Italianate ruins. This painting contains many of the elements, colours and atmosphere of his famous work ‘A Calm on the Mediterranean’ in The Getty Museum. Vernet’s work can be seen in The Louvre, The Getty Museum and The Rijksmuseum
Width: 55″ / 140 cms
Height: 38″ / 97 cms
Hand Coloured Mezzotint of Lord and Lady Melbourne.
Original Painting by George Stubbs (1724-1806) – Mezzotint Engraving in Ebonised and Gilt Frame.
The lady seated in the carriage is Elizabeth Milbanke, her husband, Peniston Lamb, 1st Lord Melbourne is mounted on a chestnut horse to the right. Sir Ralph Milbanke, Elizabeth’s father, stands beside her, along with her brother John Milbanke. The engraving was executed by Macbeth Raeburn R.A. – signed by him – printed and hand coloured by Henry Graves and Co. Royal Print Sellers.
Width: 37.5″ / 95 cms
Height: 30″ / 76 cms