Lot 387: A THREE-FOLD PAINTED CANVAS SCREEN, ENGLISH SCHOOL, 18TH CENTURY AND LATER |
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: with six 18th century portraits depicting Oliver Cromwell and his family, in scrolling and floral cartouches, remounted
In overall reasonable conserved condition. there are scattered losses to the paint which can be seen in the catalogue photograph. The portraits have probably been adapted into a screen. The canvases have been lined. With old marks and scratches to the frame commensurate with age and use.
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Most probably purchased by Major Alexander Beattie 1st husband of Lady Rozelle Raynes, daughter of 6th Earl Manvers, for Thoresby Hall ahead of the house being opened to the public in 1957;
Thence by descent to the present owner.
Dimensions: each panel 175.5cm high, 66.5cm. wide; 5ft. 9¼in., 1ft. 2¼in.
Literature: C W N Stanley, Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire, the Seat of the Pierrepont Family and Home of Countess Manvers, Derby, 1971, p. 14, ill. p. 14