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Sir John Hoppner
Portrait of Lady Bagot - Niece to the Duke of Wellington

1807

$355,000

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The sitter is Mary Charlotte Anne Wellesly-Pole, eldest daughter of William, 4th Earl of Mornington and niece to the Duke of Wellington. This is one of Hoppner's best works. The sitter is a beautiful young woman painted in an elegant style with impressionist brushstrokes describing the background. Frame is a rare hand-carved a period British Rococo frame with plaque. You can find a Hoppner hanging in the Frick Collection next to Sir joshua reynolds and John Constable. The painting was sold in 1924 to John Ford of Detroit for a sum of $30,000. $30,000 in 1924 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $456,971.93 today, an increase of $426,971.93 over 97 years. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 2.85% per year between 1924 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 1,423.24%. Engraved in mezzotint by J.C. Webb, 1904. Provenance: Property of John B. Ford Marital Trust. Mary Charlotte Anne Wellesley-Pole, eldest daughter of William, 4th Earl of Mornington and niece to the Duke of Wellington, was born in 1786 and married in 1806 to Sir Charles Bagot, Under Secretary for the State for Foreign Affairs, Minister Plenipotentiary, Ambassador to St. Petersburg, The Hague and Vienna - also Governor General of Canada. Sir Alan Desmond Bagot, Bt., of Levens Hall, Milnthorpe, Westmorland M. Knoedler & Co. Exhibitions: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.'s Gallery, London, 1904, number 11, lent by Colonel Bagot, M.P. Literature: 'Hoppner' by McKay and Roberts, facing page 10, and catalogued there on page 10: 'A charmingly painted picture.'M

Details

  • Creator
    Sir John Hoppner (British),
  • Creation Year
    1807
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Width: 25 in. (63.5 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
    1780-1789
  • Condition
    some minor loss on a few edged to the perior English rococo frame otherwise work presents very well.
  • Gallery Location
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU38538728172

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