Lot 412: William Morton Jackson Rice (NY, 1854-1922), Portrait of Lettice Lee Wardrop Thomson Sim
December 2, 2016
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
oil on canvas, inscribed on the verso Copy made by Wm. M. J. Rice (illegible) 1905. / from the original Copley, presented in a handsome later gilt composition frame with gallery plaque.
SS 46 x 36 in.; DOA 54.75 x 44.75 in.
This is a copy by Rice after the original painting by John Wollaston in 1753. The original painting, once attributed to John Copley, John Hesselius, and Henry Benbridge, is owned by the Virginia Historical Society, but is on loan to Darnall's Chance House Museum in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland.
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: Several abrasions in upper left quadrant.