Thomas Gainsborough

Portrait of an officer, traditionally identified as the future General James Wolfe (1727-1759)



Thomas Gainsborough - Portrait of an officer, traditionally identified as the future General James Wolfe (1727-1759)



Thomas Gainsborough
Portrait of an officer, traditionally identified as the future General James Wolfe (1727-1759)
77.2 x 63.4 cm
Oil on canvas
Sale Bonhams, London, 3 December 2014


Provenance

Said to have been painted for Wolfe's fiancé, Miss Katherine Lowther, daughter of Sir William Lowther, 1st Bt., and sister of William, 1st Earl of Lonsdale
Mr. Stultered, 1839
Mrs. Gibbons
her sale, Christie's, London, 5 May 1883, nr. 23 (215 gns. to the following)
Thomas Woolner, R.A.
sale Christie's, London, 18 May 1895, nr. 113 (520 gns. to the following)
H. Noble Pym, Foxwold Chase, Brasted, Kent, and by inheritance to
John Pym
sale Christie's, London, 14 June 1977, nr. 107, as 'Portrait of a gentleman, apparently General Wolfe' (3,750 gns. to the following)
with Spink, London, 1978
collection of the late Caesar and Ruth Pinnau
sale Bonhams, London, 3 December 2014, nr. 77

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Thomas Gainsborough The Rev. John Chafy Playing the Violoncello in a Landscape
The Rev. John Chafy Playing the Violoncello in a Landscape
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Portrait of Winifred Silvertop, Mrs John Wright

Thomas Gainsborough Sunset: Carthorses Drinking at a Stream
Sunset: Carthorses Drinking at a Stream
c.1760

Thomas Gainsborough Portrait of a lady
Portrait of a lady

Thomas Gainsborough Landscape with Sheep
Landscape with Sheep