Full Details for Lot 15

Sale 1807 Lot 15

Attributed to Richard Rothwell, R.H.A.
(Irish, 1800-1868)

"Portrait of an Unidentified Distinguished Gentleman"

oil on canvas
unsigned, an old handwritten note and a "Grundy and Fox/Fancy Repository/St. Ann's Square/Manchester" label en verso frame.
Period, possibly the original, carved giltwood frame affixed with artist plaque.
30-1/2" x 25-1/4", framed 39-1/2" x 34"

Provenance: Estate of Dr. Carroll Ball, Jackson, Mississippi.

Notes: John Clowes Grundy and Charles Fox established a fine art supply and repository business in 1827 on St. Ann's Square, in Manchester. The company, which also offered carving and gilding services as well as serving as a printseller, remained at that location only until 1829. The company is mentioned in the 1828 and 1829 editions of "Pigot and Son's General Directory of Manchester, Salford, etc".

Estimate $1,400-1,800

Sold for $1,500
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