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Lot 62: after Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), Portrait of Mrs. Mary Robinson as Perdita
December 2, 2016
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
oil on canvas (lined), unsigned, presented in a later 20th century carved and gilt frame.
SS 42 x 33.5 in.; DOA 55.5 x 46.5 in.
The original painting, now in the Wallace Collection, was commissioned in 1781 by the Prince of Wales (later George IV) following the end of his brief, yet notorious, affair with Mrs. Robinson.
From the Estate of Mrs. Camilla Hammond Smith Strange of Annandale Farm, Gordonsville, VA and Warrenton, VA Born in Washington, D.C., Mrs. Strange was a proud member of the Society of the Lees of Virginia. Like her mother and grandmother, she had a great knowledge and appreciation of antiques and enjoyed decorating with them throughout her home.
Condition Report: Extensive stable craquelure and skimming.