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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
Portrait of a William Morland Esq (1692-1774) – Circle of Thomas Hudson (1701-1779) William Morland is shown holding the deeds to Court Lodge – inscribed on the letter in the Sitter’s left hand.
William Morland of the village of Morland in Westmorland purchased Court Lodge in 1733. He demolished the existing house and rebuilt it in the Queen Anne style in stone quarried from the ground. The Morland family became the Lords of Lamberhurst Manor and remained so until 1935.
Thomas Hudson was considered, along with Allan Ramsay, to be one of the most fashionable and accomplished painters of portraits in London during the period 1730-1740.
Width: 47″ / 120 cms – Framed Size
Height: 57″ / 145 cms
Portrait of King Charles I – Oil on Canvas – Circle of Sir Peter Lely – 1618-1680- Titled Lower Left – King Charles I – this derives from Lely’s double portrait of Charles I and The Duke of York in the collection of the Duke of Northumberland
Framed Size: Width: 34″ / 86 cms
Height: 39″ / 100 cms
18th century Portrait of a Lady in carved and gilded frame – attributed to John Astley (1724-1878) – Sarah Hamilton of Drumaspie, Dungannon, Co Tyrone – label on reverse – Sarah Hamilton, only child of William Hamilton of Drumaspie, married to Alexander Stuart – the portrait supposed to be by Ramsay of Edinburgh
Width: 27″ / 69 cms (Framed)
Height: 31″ / 79 cms
Oil on Canvas by Mason Chamberlain R.A. 1727-1787 – Samuel Richardson,, the Author, seated in his study with his son – Samuel, with his greyhound at his feet and holding a trundling hoop. Chamberlain was a founder of the Royal Academy and exhibited 50 works there between 1760-86. He painted Benjamin Franklin in 1762. Works represented at the NPG London, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Prov. With Agnew, London
Private Collection – Philadelphia – Philip Reiff, Sociologist
Width: 40″ / 102 cms
Height: 48″ / 122 cms