Thomas Gainsborough

Portrait of Mrs. William Villebois

Thomas Gainsborough - Portrait of Mrs. William Villebois


Commissioned by the sitter's grandfather, Sir Benjamin Truman (1700-1780), of Popes, Hertingfordbury, Hertfordshire, and Brick Lane, Spitalfields, and by descent to his great-great-grandson
Henry Truman Villebois (1807-1886), from whom acquired in 1886 by
Alfred de Rothschild (1842-1918), by whom hung at Halton House, Buckinghamshire, in the North Drawing Room, and by inheritance to Almina Wombwell, Countess of Carnarvon (died 1969), wife of Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon
The Hon. Charles Hanbury, from whom acquired by
with Agnew's, London, from whom purchased on 13 November 1919 for 49,500 by
Weetman Dickinson Pearson, 1st Viscount Cowdray (1856-1927), by whom hung at no. 17 Carlton House Terrace, London, and by descent at Cowdray Park
sale Christie's, London, 5 July 2011, nr. 10

Other works by Thomas Gainsborough

Thomas Gainsborough Landscape near Sudbury, Suffolk
Landscape near Sudbury, Suffolk
c. 1749

Thomas Gainsborough Portrait of Lady Alston
Portrait of Lady Alston
c. 1760

Thomas Gainsborough Self-Portrait

Thomas Gainsborough Gypsy Encampment, Sunset
Gypsy Encampment, Sunset

Thomas Gainsborough
Portrait of Mrs. William Villebois
226 x 147 cm
Oil on canvas
Sale Christie's, London, 5 July 2011