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Maria Louisa Catherine Cecilia Cosway Sold at Auction Prices

Painter, Etcher, b. 1760 - d. 1838

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    • RICHARD COSWAY, R.A. (TIVERTON 1742-1821 LONDON) Portrait of Maria Cosway (
      Jul. 05, 2022

      RICHARD COSWAY, R.A. (TIVERTON 1742-1821 LONDON) Portrait of Maria Cosway (

      Est: £30,000 - £50,000

      RICHARD COSWAY, R.A. (TIVERTON 1742-1821 LONDON) Portrait of Maria Cosway (1760-1838) pencil, black and red chalk, red and grey ink and wash 8 3/8 x 5 1/4 in. (21.3 x 13.5 cm.)

      Christie's
    • MARIA COSWAY (BRITISH 1759-1838), PORTRAIT OF CAROLINE
      Nov. 16, 2021

      MARIA COSWAY (BRITISH 1759-1838), PORTRAIT OF CAROLINE

      Est: £5,000 - £8,000

      MARIA COSWAY (BRITISH 1759-1838)PORTRAIT OF CAROLINE, PRINCESS OF WALES AND HER DAUGHTER, PRINCESS CHARLOTTEOil on canvas laid to panel59 x 49cm (23 x 19¼ in.)The heads purportedly later touched and altered by Sir Thomas Lawrence in 1801.Provenance: Gifted to Lady Glenbervie by Queen Caroline (then Princess Caroline)The Hon. Frederick Sylvester North Douglas and Harriet Wrightson Thence by descent at Weston Hall. Literature:S. Lloyd, Richard & Maria Cosway: Regency Artists of Taste and Fashion, Edinburgh, 1995, no. 225, plate 72.Catalogue Note:This romantic painting by Maria Cosway (1760-1838) of Caroline of Brunswick, Princess of Wales (1768-1821), consort of George, Prince of Wales (later George IV, 1762-1830), with her daughter, Princess Charlotte Augusta (1796-1817), shows Caroline leaning against a statue of Britannia seated in profile, and Charlotte sitting on a lion couchant, which rests at Britannia's feet; St. Paul's Cathedral, London is in the background. The original giltwood frame is surmounted by the Prince of Wales's crest of the three ostrich feathers. By repute, it was a Royal gift from Princess Caroline to Catherine Anne Douglas, Lady Glenbervie (1760-1817), who was her Mistress of the Robes from 1809-20. A label on the back bears the inscription:'Caroline, Princess of Wales aged 32, and Princess Charlotte her daughter; designed and painted by Maria Cosway (wife of Mr Cosway), around 1800. The heads afterwards touched and altered by Lawrence in 1801. The Princess sat to both the painters. Given by HRH The Princess of Wales, Feb. 1801 to Lady Glenbervie when she was about to embark for the Cape of Good Hope'.Although the painting is unsigned it is the exemplar for a mezzotint ; an example is in the Royal Collection (RCIN 605385), the artist is inscribed to the left: 'Maria Cosway pinxit.'; the engraver to the right: 'S.W. Reynolds sculpt.', and below the publisher 'London, Published May 1 1801, at R ACKERMANN'S Repository of Arts, No.101, Strand'. Another copy is in the British Museum (1902,1011.3809).The choice of Maria Cosway as artist was undoubtedly due to the close friendship that existed between Maria and her husband Richard, a leading portrait painter of the Regency period, with the Prince. In 1785, Richard was appointed Principal Painter to the Prince, and the Prince and the bon ton were frequent visitors at Maria's glittering salons and concerts at Schomberg House, 80-82 Pall Mall, London. That the Princess might ask Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) to re-touch the faces of this painting because she was unhappy with the original is feasible. Lawrence was the most celebrated portraitist of his age, and patronised by international statesmen and society figures as well as royalty and military leaders. He was a favourite of the Princess, painting her at least three times, including another painting of her and her daughter (1801-2), which survives in the Royal Collection (RCIN 407292). It shows the Princess playing a harp watched over by a shadowy bust of Minerva, patroness of the arts; Caroline tunes her harp and prepares to play the music offered up by her daughter Charlotte. In 1806, the conduct of Lawrence and the Princess while it was being painted was scrutinised during the 'Delicate Investigation'. A commission of Cabinet ministers assessed the allegations that the Princess had had an adulterous affair with, amongst others, Lawrence. The Princess stated that Lawrence 'stayed a few nights, that by early rising, he might begin painting on the picture before the Princess Charlotte (who as her residence was at that time at Shooter's Hill, was enabled to come early) or myself came to sit' ( . Accessed 9 August 2021).Catherine Anne Douglas, Lady Glenbervie, is recorded as Mistress of the Robes to Caroline, Princess of Wales from 1809-20 ( . Accessed 9 August 2021). Her spouse, Sylvester Douglas, 1st Baron Glenbervie (1743-1823), was offered the prospect of becoming governor of the Cape in September 1796, and again in January 1800, which he initially refused. In October 1800, he was again proposed for the Cape but political circumstances prevented the appointment. Therefore, while the label on the back of this painting mentions Lord Glenbervie and the Cape, it seems more likely that the Princess gifted the painting offered here during Lady Glenbervie's term as Mistress of the Robes. This supposition is reinforced by the Lawrence painting discussed above, which was originally painted for a Mistress of the Robes, Anne, Marchioness Townshend (her appointment between 1795 and 1808).This painting came to Weston Hall through the marriage of Lord and Lady Glenbervie's son, Frederick Sylvester North Douglas (1791-1819), politician and classical scholar, to Harriet Wrightson (d. 1864), eldest daughter of William Wrightson of Cusworth, Yorkshire; Harriet inherited Weston Hall through her aunt, Mary Heber, in 1809.

      Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
    • Maria Cosway (1759-1838) Italian/British. "The Analogy and Harmony of Colours", after George Field, Engraving, Unframed, 9.5" x 11.5".
      Jan. 29, 2020

      Maria Cosway (1759-1838) Italian/British. "The Analogy and Harmony of Colours", after George Field, Engraving, Unframed, 9.5" x 11.5".

      Est: £50 - £80

      Maria Cosway (1759-1838) Italian/British. "The Analogy and Harmony of Colours", after George Field, Engraving, Unframed, 9.5" x 11.5".

      John Nicholson's Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers
    • MARÍA COSWAY «A Portrait of a Lady». Oil on ivory
      Apr. 25, 2017

      MARÍA COSWAY «A Portrait of a Lady». Oil on ivory

      Est: -

      MARÍA COSWAY 1759 Inglaterra 1838 Retrato de dama En marco de marfil pirograbado con inscrustaciones de nácar. Firmado "Cosway". Óleo sobre marfil 10 x 8 cm

      Isbilya Subastas
    • Maria Cosway (Florence 1759-1838 Lodi) An angel and putti accomp
      Oct. 26, 2016

      Maria Cosway (Florence 1759-1838 Lodi) An angel and putti accomp

      Est: $7,000 - $10,000

      Maria Cosway (Florence 1759-1838 Lodi) An angel and putti accompanying a child's soul to heaven oil on canvas, unlined 23 ¾ x 19 7/8 in. (60.3 x 50.5 cm.)

      Christie's
    • Maria Hadfield Cosway Florence, 1759 - Lodi, 1838 Portrait présumé de Miss Mary Linwood Huile sur toile
      Oct. 11, 2016

      Maria Hadfield Cosway Florence, 1759 - Lodi, 1838 Portrait présumé de Miss Mary Linwood Huile sur toile

      Est: €1,200 - €1,500

      Maria Hadfield Cosway Florence, 1759 - Lodi, 1838 Portrait présumé de Miss Mary Linwood Huile sur toile h: 76 w: 63,50 cm Provenance : Arthur Ackermann & son, New York, première partie du XXe siècle, selon une étiquette au verso

      Artcurial
    • Early 19th c British portrait
      May. 16, 2015

      Early 19th c British portrait

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      An early 19th century British portrait, Attributed to Maria Cosway (1759-1838). Oil on canvas portrait of Miss Mary Linwood (1755-1846). Depicted seated before an open window wearing a Blue dress. Old Arthur Ackermann & Son label verso. The painting was been lined with on old repair at her left shoulder, some in-painting and areas of moderate craquelure. Image 24 x 29" in an older gilded carved wooden frame 32 x 37" overall. ESTIMATE $1,000-2,000

      Schmidt's Antiques
    • British School
      Aug. 25, 2013

      British School

      Est: $500 - $800

      (18th century style, early 20th century)Portrait of Lady Beckett, after Maria Cosway (1760-1834), unsigned, pastel on paper, 29-3/4 x 25-1/2 in.; carved and painted wood frame, backed with card, abrasions; frame with abrasions, resurfaced. Provenance: 1009 5th Avenue

      Brunk Auctions
    • Maria Cosway (British, 1760-1838)
      Nov. 21, 2012

      Maria Cosway (British, 1760-1838)

      Est: £1,200 - £1,800

      A preparatory sketch for 'The death of Miss Gardiner'. Ink, gouache and watercolour on laid paper, bearing collector's stamp to the obverse (lower left) CARLO PRAYER. Rectangular, 213mm (8 3/8in) wide Provenance: Captain Carlo Prayer (1826-1900). Literature: F. Lugt, Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques intéressant l'art ou la curiosité, no.1044.

      Bonhams
    • RICHARD COSWAY R.A.
      Jul. 07, 2011

      RICHARD COSWAY R.A.

      Est: £3,000 - £4,000

      PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN OKEFORD 1742 - LONDON 1821 PORTRAIT OF MARIA COSWAY (1760-1838) Watercolour over pencil; inscribed centre right: Hon be [sic] / McDann; further inscribed in pen and brown ink verso:  Maria Luisa Caterina Cecilia / Cosway. Fior: na / Rd: Cosway fecit: / anno 1785   120 by 765 mm

      Sotheby's
    • H. G. Greenhead after Maria Cosway (1759/60-1838)
      Dec. 07, 2010

      H. G. Greenhead after Maria Cosway (1759/60-1838)

      Est: £50 - £70

      H. G. Greenhead after Maria Cosway (1759/60-1838) - Coloured mezzotint - "Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire", 24.5ins x 18ins, in gilt moulded frame and glazed

      Canterbury Auction Galleries
    • H. G. Greenhead after Maria Cosway (1759/60-1838)
      Oct. 26, 2010

      H. G. Greenhead after Maria Cosway (1759/60-1838)

      Est: £70 - £100

      H. G. Greenhead after Maria Cosway (1759/60-1838) - Coloured mezzotint - "Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire", 24.5ins x 18ins, in gilt moulded frame and glazed

      Canterbury Auction Galleries
    • Maria Cosway, Johannesknabe / Amor und Psyche / Antikendarstellung. Late 18th cent.
      Sep. 18, 2010

      Maria Cosway, Johannesknabe / Amor und Psyche / Antikendarstellung. Late 18th cent.

      Est: €100 - €120

      Ein Blatt im Stein bezeichnet u.li. "R.Cosway". Alle Blätter unterhalb der Darstellung in zweiter Platte bezeichnet u.li. "R. Cosway, (Esq.) R.A. del." und u.re. "Mrs. Cosway Sculp."Im Passepartout. Leicht angeschmutzt. Vereinzelt Knickspuren. "Johannesknabe" mit kleinem Riß (max. 1,5 cm) u.Mi. und u.li.

      Schmidt Kunstauktionen Dresden OHG
    • Maria Cosway"The Bard. Vice Grey". Um 1800.
      Sep. 18, 2010

      Maria Cosway"The Bard. Vice Grey". Um 1800.

      Est: €60 - €80

      In der Platte bezeichnet "Maria C. del" u.re. sowie "R. Cosway Inv.t" u.li., betitelt u.Mi. Im Passepartout.Leichte Randmängel, etwas angeschmutzt.

      Schmidt Kunstauktionen Dresden OHG
    • Maria Cosway, Chronos. Um 1800.
      Sep. 18, 2010

      Maria Cosway, Chronos. Um 1800.

      Est: €60 - €80

      In der Platte bezeichnet "M. Cosway sculp." u.re. und bezeichnet u.li.Blatt leicht angeschmutzt. Minimale Randläsionen und minimal knickspurig. Zwei kleine Flecke (10mm, 7mm) u.re und u.Mi.

      Schmidt Kunstauktionen Dresden OHG
    • Maria Cosway, Johannesknabe/ Amor und Psyche/ Antikendarstellung. Late 18th cent.
      Sep. 19, 2009

      Maria Cosway, Johannesknabe/ Amor und Psyche/ Antikendarstellung. Late 18th cent.

      Est: €150 - €180

      Etching. Ein Blatt im Stein signiert u.li. "R.Cosway". Alle Blätter bezeichnet u.li. und u.re.Auf Untersatzpapier montiert. Angeschmutzt. Vereinzelt Knickspuren. "Johannesknabe" mit kleinen Riß (max. 1,5 cm) u.Mi. und u.li.

      Schmidt Kunstauktionen Dresden OHG
    • Baroness Maria Cosway (British, 1760-1838)
      Nov. 17, 2004

      Baroness Maria Cosway (British, 1760-1838)

      Est: £800 - £1,200

      The Comic and Tragic Muse; both wearing flowing robes, sandals and gold bangles watercolour on paper, stuck down on separate mount with hand wash line borders, unframed Rectangular, 229mm. (9ins.) high

      Bonhams
    • After Richard Cosway (19th Century)
      Oct. 07, 2003

      After Richard Cosway (19th Century)

      Est: £300 - £500

      Maria Cosway (née Hadfield) (1760-1838), wearing white dress and miniature of her husband Richard on a ribbon about her neck, her left had raised to her face gold frame, the reverse engraved with initial C within laurel branches Oval, 92mm. (3 1/2ins.) high

      Bonhams
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