Lot 51: ALLAN RAMSAY AND STUDIO | Portrait of Miss Leighton, three-quarter length, wearing a white satin dress and blue scarf

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Description: oil on canvas;

Circa 1752-1753.

Dimensions: canvas: 50 by 40 in.; 127 by 101.6 cm.
Condition Report: The canvas appears to be lined. Underneath an old varnish, an elegant image reads well with some of its details well preserved as with the luminescence of the pearls and silk. There are stretcher bar marks along the edges, though these are not too distracting. An old repair is visible just below the top right corner. Some very minor loss of pigment is on the bottom left corner, and an even smaller pin dot of loss is on the gown's skirt at center right. Inspection under UV is difficult to read because of the varnish, though there appears to be some finely applied in laid paint to the craquelure. Further reading reveals what could have possibly been an old repair at right of the sitter's head. The painting is offered in an ornately decorated and gilded wooden frame.
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Exhibited: Manchester Manchester City Art Gallery, ' Exhibition of Works of Art from Private Collections in the North West and North Wales', 1960, no. 112 (lent by Sir Michael Leighton).
Literature: A. Smart, Allan Ramsay, ' A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings', New Haven and London 1999, p. 147, cat. no. 316a (as a largely autograph version).
Provenance: By family descent to the previous owner;
By whom sold, London, Sotheby's, 14 July 1999, lot 75 (as Allan Ramsay).
Notes: Though sold as ' Portrait of Lettice Leighton', daughter of Sir Edward Leighton, 1st Bt. of Wattlesborough, in 1999 (see Provenance), the identity of the subject in this portrait is uncertain. Other possibilities include Anne Leighton, her sister, or Renea Leighton, the wife of Francis Leighton.
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