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Painter, b. 1724 - d. 1772

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    • ATTRUBUTED TO COSMO ALEXANDER (SCOTTISH 1724-1772), PORTRAIT OF SIR JOSEPH SCOTT BT (1752-1828)
      Feb. 21, 2024

      ATTRUBUTED TO COSMO ALEXANDER (SCOTTISH 1724-1772), PORTRAIT OF SIR JOSEPH SCOTT BT (1752-1828)

      Est: £2,500 - £3,500

      ATTIRUBUTED TO COSMO ALEXANDER (SCOTTISH 1724-1772)PORTRAIT OF SIR JOSEPH SCOTT BT (1752-1828)Oil on canvas73 x 59.5cm (28½ x 23¼ in.)Provenance:By descent through the family of the sitter Sir Joseph Scott was the son of William Scott of Great Barr Hall, then in Staffordshire. In 1777 he replaced the house with a Strawberry Hill Gothic Revival mansion. He was a High Sherriff in 1799 and MP for Worcester from 1802-1806 when he was created 1st Baronet, as Scott of Great Barr. He married Margaret Whitby by whom he had three children, one daughter Mary who died aged 15 and two sons Edward Dolman Scott who succeeded him in 1828, and William Scott who became Vicar of Great Barr. A portrait of Sir Joseph Scott by John Singleton Copley, circa 1765 is in the collection of Los Angeles County Museum. (AC1992.317.1)

      Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
    • Circle of Cosmo Alexander (1724-1772) Scottish/American depicting a half le
      Mar. 21, 2020

      Circle of Cosmo Alexander (1724-1772) Scottish/American depicting a half le

      Est: £200 - £300

      Circle of Cosmo Alexander (1724-1772) Scottish/American depicting a half length portrait of a lady, unsigned, oil on painting, unframed (Dimensions: 77 cm x 65 cm.)

      Dawsons Auctioneers
    • COSMO ALEXANDER | Portrait of a young man at his writing desk
      Feb. 05, 2019

      COSMO ALEXANDER | Portrait of a young man at his writing desk

      Est: £5,000 - £8,000

      oil on canvas

      Sotheby's
    • ATTRIBUTED TO COSMO ALEXANDER PORTRAIT OF MRS ROSS 91.5cm x 117cm (36in x 46in)
      Sep. 26, 2018

      ATTRIBUTED TO COSMO ALEXANDER PORTRAIT OF MRS ROSS 91.5cm x 117cm (36in x 46in)

      Est: £800 - £1,200

      ATTRIBUTED TO COSMO ALEXANDER PORTRAIT OF MRS ROSS Bears signature 'Alex.,' oil on canvas, unframed 91.5cm x 117cm (36in x 46in)

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • COSMO ALEXANDER (SCOTTISH 1724-1772) PORTRAIT OF ALEXANDER AND MARY BAYNE-MELDRUM 63cm x 76cm(24.75in x 30in)
      Nov. 24, 2016

      COSMO ALEXANDER (SCOTTISH 1724-1772) PORTRAIT OF ALEXANDER AND MARY BAYNE-MELDRUM 63cm x 76cm(24.75in x 30in)

      Est: £4,000 - £6,000

      COSMO ALEXANDER (SCOTTISH 1724-1772) PORTRAIT OF ALEXANDER AND MARY BAYNE-MELDRUM Oil on canvas 63cm x 76cm(24.75in x 30in)

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • ATTRIBUTED TO COSMO ALEXANDER (SCOTTISH 1724-1772) PORTRAIT OF A LADY, HOLDING A JACOBITE PORTRAIT MINIATURE 74.5cm x 61.5cm (29in x...
      Nov. 24, 2016

      ATTRIBUTED TO COSMO ALEXANDER (SCOTTISH 1724-1772) PORTRAIT OF A LADY, HOLDING A JACOBITE PORTRAIT MINIATURE 74.5cm x 61.5cm (29in x...

      Est: £2,000 - £3,000

      ATTRIBUTED TO COSMO ALEXANDER (SCOTTISH 1724-1772) PORTRAIT OF A LADY, HOLDING A JACOBITE PORTRAIT MINIATURE Oil on canvas 74.5cm x 61.5cm (29in x 24in)

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • ATTRIBUTED TO COSMO ALEXANDER (SCOTTISH 1724-1772) PORTRAIT OF A LADY, HOLDING A JACOBITE PORTRAIT MINIATURE 74.5cm x 61.5cm (29in x...
      Aug. 17, 2016

      ATTRIBUTED TO COSMO ALEXANDER (SCOTTISH 1724-1772) PORTRAIT OF A LADY, HOLDING A JACOBITE PORTRAIT MINIATURE 74.5cm x 61.5cm (29in x...

      Est: £3,000 - £5,000

      ATTRIBUTED TO COSMO ALEXANDER (SCOTTISH 1724-1772) PORTRAIT OF A LADY, HOLDING A JACOBITE PORTRAIT MINIATURE oil on canvas 74.5cm x 61.5cm (29in x 24in)

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • *AR MAJOR GENERAL COSMO ALEXANDER RICHARD NEVILL (1907-2002) British Groton
      May. 25, 2016

      *AR MAJOR GENERAL COSMO ALEXANDER RICHARD NEVILL (1907-2002) British Groton

      Est: £100 - £150

      *AR MAJOR GENERAL COSMO ALEXANDER RICHARD NEVILL (1907-2002) British Groton, Suffolk Oil on board Signed and dated 84 39.5 x 29.5 cm

      Rowley Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers
    • COSMO ALEXANDER, (SCOTTISH/AMERICAN 1724-1772), PORTRAIT OF A SEATED LADY, HALF LENGTH; AND PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, HALF LENGTH
      Jan. 26, 2016

      COSMO ALEXANDER, (SCOTTISH/AMERICAN 1724-1772), PORTRAIT OF A SEATED LADY, HALF LENGTH; AND PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, HALF LENGTH

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      COSMO ALEXANDER (scottish/american 1724-1772)/span PORTRAIT OF A SEATED LADY, HALF LENGTH; AND PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, HALF LENGTH Each signed and dated 'C. Alex. pingebot A.D. 1763'; the lady signed bottom left; the gentleman signed and indistinctly inscribed and located 'Rotterdam' at center right, oil on canvas Each: 34 3/8 x 27 in. (87.3 x 68.6cm) (2) provenance: /spanProperty of an Estate, Washington, DC.

      Freeman's
    • Manner of Cosmo Alexander, Portrait of a Gentleman
      Aug. 09, 2015

      Manner of Cosmo Alexander, Portrait of a Gentleman

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Manner of Cosmo Alexander (Scottish, 1724-1772), "Portrait of a Gentleman", oil on canvas, unsigned. Formal portrait painting depicting a bust length three-quarter length view of a gentleman in silvered amour with white collar, long curled wig, stoic facial expression and rosy cheeks against a dark muted background. Verso of frame with hand written applied plaque noting artist and subject "ROSE OF KILROCK CASTLE". Sitter could be a male member of the Rose Clan in Scotland who resided at Kilravock Castle in the council area of Highland, Scotland. Framed approximately 36.75" x 31.75". Unframed approximately 30" x 22.25". Provenance: From the Estate of Henry G. Muecke Jr., Atlanta, Georgia.

      Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
    • ATTRIBUTED TO COSMO ALEXANDER (SCOTTISH 1724-1772) HALF-LENGTH PORTRAIT OF A LADY, BELIEVED TO BE JENNY (JEAN) CAMERON 73cm x 60cm (...
      May. 13, 2015

      ATTRIBUTED TO COSMO ALEXANDER (SCOTTISH 1724-1772) HALF-LENGTH PORTRAIT OF A LADY, BELIEVED TO BE JENNY (JEAN) CAMERON 73cm x 60cm (...

      Est: £4,000 - £6,000

      ATTRIBUTED TO COSMO ALEXANDER (SCOTTISH 1724-1772) HALF-LENGTH PORTRAIT OF A LADY, BELIEVED TO BE JENNY (JEAN) CAMERON Oil on canvas 73cm x 60cm (28.75in x 23.5in)

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM MASON BY COSMO ALEXANDER (SCOTLAND, 1724-1772).
      Nov. 29, 2013

      PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM MASON BY COSMO ALEXANDER (SCOTLAND, 1724-1772).

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM MASON BY COSMO ALEXANDER (SCOTLAND, 1724-1772). Oil on canvas, signed lower right and dated 1763. Older gentleman in a powdered wig. Restoration. 35"h. 27"w., in a gilt frame, 39"h. 31"w. Ex Vicar Brothers (England), ex Dr. Richard and Sue Studebaker (Ohio), sold at Garth's, November 2012, lot 158. Alexander was the son of Scottish portraitist John Alexander. Cosmo traveled throughout Europe before coming to America in 1766. In America he also traveled widely, from Newport south to Charleston. He is most well-known for taking a young Gilbert Stuart as an apprentice while in Newport. See Geddy, "Cosmo Alexander's Travels and Patrons in America", in The Magazine Antiques, November 1977, pp. 972-977.

      Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers
    • Attributed to Cosmo Alexander (probably Aberdeen 1724-1772 Edinburgh) Portrait of a young gentleman, said to be John Hook 67 x 54 cm. (26 3/8 x 21 1/4 in.)
      Dec. 08, 2011

      Attributed to Cosmo Alexander (probably Aberdeen 1724-1772 Edinburgh) Portrait of a young gentleman, said to be John Hook 67 x 54 cm. (26 3/8 x 21 1/4 in.)

      Est: £2,000 - £3,000

      Portrait of a young gentleman, said to be John Hook oil on canvas 67 x 54 cm. (26 3/8 x 21 1/4 in.)

      Bonhams
    • COSMO ALEXANDER (SCOTTISH 1724-1772) HALF LENGTH PORTRAIT OF MR BANNERMAN OF FENDRAUGHT 76cm x 63cm (30in x 24.75in)
      Dec. 01, 2010

      COSMO ALEXANDER (SCOTTISH 1724-1772) HALF LENGTH PORTRAIT OF MR BANNERMAN OF FENDRAUGHT 76cm x 63cm (30in x 24.75in)

      Est: £800 - £1,200

      COSMO ALEXANDER (SCOTTISH 1724-1772) HALF LENGTH PORTRAIT OF MR BANNERMAN OF FENDRAUGHT Re-inscribed on the reverse and dated 1741, oil on canvas 76cm x 63cm (30in x 24.75in)

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM MANSON BY COSMO ALEXANDER (SCOTLAND/AMERICA, 1724-1772).
      Nov. 26, 2010

      PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM MANSON BY COSMO ALEXANDER (SCOTLAND/AMERICA, 1724-1772).

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM MANSON BY COSMO ALEXANDER (SCOTLAND/AMERICA, 1724-1772). Oil on canvas, signed lower right and dated 1763. Older gentleman in a powdered wig. Restoration. 35"h. 27"w., in a gilt frame, 39"h. 31"w. Ex Vicar Brothers (England). Alexander was the son of Scottish portraitist John Alexander. Cosmo traveled throughout Europe before coming to America in 1766. In America, he also traveled widely, from Newport south to Charleston. He is most well-known for taking a young Gilbert Stuart as an apprentice while in Newport. See Geddy, "Cosmo Alexander's Travels and Patrons in America", in The Magazine Antiques, Novemver 1977, pp. 972-977.

      Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers
    • Cosmo Alexander 1724-1772 Portrait of a gentleman
      Sep. 08, 2010

      Cosmo Alexander 1724-1772 Portrait of a gentleman

      Est: £1,000 - £1,500

      Cosmo Alexander 1724-1772 Portrait of a gentleman wearing green Signed lower left, inscribed on a label verso Cloncaird Oil on canvas in a painted oval in a carved wood frame 76 x 63cm; 30 x 243/4in

      Woolley & Wallis
    • Attributed to Cosmo Alexander, Scottish 1724-1772-
      Sep. 08, 2009

      Attributed to Cosmo Alexander, Scottish 1724-1772-

      Est: £1,500 - £2,000

      Attributed to Cosmo Alexander, Scottish 1724-1772- Portrait of a doctor, standing in a library interior, half-length, wearing a blue velvet hat and red coat, over a tied white stock; oil on canvas, held in an English 18th century Kentian style frame, with eared corners, plain moulded sight-edge, sanded fasicia and plain moulded outer edge, 77x64cm: Note: Cosmo Alexander was the son and pupil of John Alexander, an Aberdeen painter. Cosmo had a strong belief in the Jacobite cause and participated in the 1745 up Rising, after which he went to Rome to seek refuge. He stayed there from 1747 to 1751, painting portraits of members of the expatriate Jacobite community, including the family of Bonnie Prince Charlie. He travelled throughout Italy and visited Paris before settling in London in 1754. In 1766, he embarked on an extended tour of the American colonies where he once again found favour painting portraits of ΘmigrΘ Scots.

      Roseberys
    • Cosmo Alexander 1724-1772 , Girl with Squirrel and Girl with Lamb: A pair of portraits oil on canvas
      Sep. 26, 2008

      Cosmo Alexander 1724-1772 , Girl with Squirrel and Girl with Lamb: A pair of portraits oil on canvas

      Est: $20,000 - $30,000

      each signed and dated C Alex r pingebat / AD 1770 lower left. Both in the original carved giltwood frames. oil on canvas

      Sotheby's
    • Attributed to Cosmo Alexander (Scottish/American,
      Apr. 13, 2008

      Attributed to Cosmo Alexander (Scottish/American,

      Est: $5,000 - $8,000

      Attributed to Cosmo Alexander (Scottish/American, 1727-1772) "Portrait of a Stately Gentleman", oil on canvas, 50" x 40". Presented in a fine antique gilt and gesso exhibition frame. Provenance: Ex-collection W. E. Groves, New Orleans, Louisiana.

      St Charles Gallery
    • Attributed to Cosmo Alexander (1724-1772)
      Dec. 19, 2006

      Attributed to Cosmo Alexander (1724-1772)

      Est: £500 - £700

      Portrait of a gentleman, bust-length, in a blue coat and satin waistcoat, feigned oval oil on canvas, unframed 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.4 cm.)

      Christie's
    • ATTRIBUTED TO COSMO ALEXANDER, BRITISH 1724-1772
      Jan. 21, 2004

      ATTRIBUTED TO COSMO ALEXANDER, BRITISH 1724-1772

      Est: £400 - £600

      PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN

      Sotheby's
    • COSMO ALEXANDER HALF LENGTH PORTRAIT OF MR BANNERMAN OF FENDRAUGHT 76cm x 63cm
      Jun. 13, 2003

      COSMO ALEXANDER HALF LENGTH PORTRAIT OF MR BANNERMAN OF FENDRAUGHT 76cm x 63cm

      Est: £400 - £600

      COSMO ALEXANDER HALF LENGTH PORTRAIT OF MR BANNERMAN OF FENDRAUGHT Re-inscribed on the reverse and dated 1741, oil on canvas 76cm x 63cm Estimate £ 400-600

      Lyon & Turnbull
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