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Auction archive: Lot number 47

Sir Joshua Reynolds P.R.A.

Estimate
£30,000 - £50,000
ca. US$39,148 - US$65,248
Price realised:
£81,312
ca. US$106,109
Auction archive: Lot number 47

Sir Joshua Reynolds P.R.A.

Estimate
£30,000 - £50,000
ca. US$39,148 - US$65,248
Price realised:
£81,312
ca. US$106,109
Beschreibung:

Sir Joshua Reynolds P.R.A. (Plympton 1723-1792 London) Portrait of Robert Mayne, M.P., long bust-length, wearing a red velvet mantle over a red velvet coat white cravat, in a painted oval oil on canvas 75 x 63.5cm (29 1/2 x 25in). Fußnoten Provenance The artist's studio sale, Greenwood's, 16 April, 1796, lot 1 (bought by Colonel William Mayne, the sitter's eldest son but never paid for or collected) Sale, Christie's, London, 13 May 1881, lot 265 (owner Bale), where purchased by With Agnew's, London, from whom acquired by Sir Charles Tennant in May 1881, and thence by descent to Lord Glenconner, London, 1941 The Hon. Colin Tennant and thence by descent to the present owner Exhibited London, Royal Academy, 1891, cat. no. 30 London, Royal Academy, 1906, cat. no. 19 Literature A. Graves and W. V. Cronin, A History of the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds London, 1899-1901, vol. II, p. 635 Sir. W. Armstrong, Sir Joshua Reynolds London, 1900, p. 219 E.K. Waterhouse, Reynolds, London, 1941, p. 67 J. Dugdale, 'Sir Charles Tennant: the story of a Victorian collector, Connoisseur, CLXXVIII, September 1971, p. 4 D. Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds A Complete Catalogue of his Paintings, London and New Haven, 2000, p.330, cat. no. 1233, ill. fig. 1153 Engraved Mezzotint by George H. Every, published 1865 by Henry Graves & Co At around the time of their marriage in 1775, both Robert Mayne (1724-82), a Jermyn Street banker, and his wife, Sarah, sat to Reynolds. The artist's pocketbooks for 1774-6 are missing so there is no record of the precise sittings. Neither portrait was delivered, however, and later both were sold on the third day of the artist's studio sale at Greenwood's. By the late 1770s Mayne was almost certainly experiencing financial difficulties and this probably accounts for the unfulfilled commission. The sitter was the fifth son of William Mayne of Powis Lodge, Clackmannan, by his second wife, Helen, daughter of William Galbraith of Balglair, Stirling. In 1774 Mayne's brother Sir William Mayne acquired control of both seats at Gatton. Robert Mayne was returned to replace his brother as Member of Parliament for Gatton at a by-election on 27 December 1774. While in Parliament he was also a major Government contractor provisioning troops in America or the West Indies with contracts from 1776 to 1782. In the 1780 general election he contested Stockbridge and Colchester where he was unsuccessful but was also returned again for Gatton. He supported the Administration of Lord North and is not recorded as having spoken in Parliament. He married firstly, 24 October, 1763, Anne, daughter of John Knight and secondly, 15 June 1775, Sarah Otway.

Auction archive: Lot number 47
Auction:
Datum:
4 Dec 2019 - 4 Dec 2019
Auction house:
Bonhams London
London, New Bond Street 101 New Bond Street London W1S 1SR Tel: +44 20 7447 7447 Fax : +44 207 447 7401 [email protected]
Beschreibung:

Sir Joshua Reynolds P.R.A. (Plympton 1723-1792 London) Portrait of Robert Mayne, M.P., long bust-length, wearing a red velvet mantle over a red velvet coat white cravat, in a painted oval oil on canvas 75 x 63.5cm (29 1/2 x 25in). Fußnoten Provenance The artist's studio sale, Greenwood's, 16 April, 1796, lot 1 (bought by Colonel William Mayne, the sitter's eldest son but never paid for or collected) Sale, Christie's, London, 13 May 1881, lot 265 (owner Bale), where purchased by With Agnew's, London, from whom acquired by Sir Charles Tennant in May 1881, and thence by descent to Lord Glenconner, London, 1941 The Hon. Colin Tennant and thence by descent to the present owner Exhibited London, Royal Academy, 1891, cat. no. 30 London, Royal Academy, 1906, cat. no. 19 Literature A. Graves and W. V. Cronin, A History of the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds London, 1899-1901, vol. II, p. 635 Sir. W. Armstrong, Sir Joshua Reynolds London, 1900, p. 219 E.K. Waterhouse, Reynolds, London, 1941, p. 67 J. Dugdale, 'Sir Charles Tennant: the story of a Victorian collector, Connoisseur, CLXXVIII, September 1971, p. 4 D. Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds A Complete Catalogue of his Paintings, London and New Haven, 2000, p.330, cat. no. 1233, ill. fig. 1153 Engraved Mezzotint by George H. Every, published 1865 by Henry Graves & Co At around the time of their marriage in 1775, both Robert Mayne (1724-82), a Jermyn Street banker, and his wife, Sarah, sat to Reynolds. The artist's pocketbooks for 1774-6 are missing so there is no record of the precise sittings. Neither portrait was delivered, however, and later both were sold on the third day of the artist's studio sale at Greenwood's. By the late 1770s Mayne was almost certainly experiencing financial difficulties and this probably accounts for the unfulfilled commission. The sitter was the fifth son of William Mayne of Powis Lodge, Clackmannan, by his second wife, Helen, daughter of William Galbraith of Balglair, Stirling. In 1774 Mayne's brother Sir William Mayne acquired control of both seats at Gatton. Robert Mayne was returned to replace his brother as Member of Parliament for Gatton at a by-election on 27 December 1774. While in Parliament he was also a major Government contractor provisioning troops in America or the West Indies with contracts from 1776 to 1782. In the 1780 general election he contested Stockbridge and Colchester where he was unsuccessful but was also returned again for Gatton. He supported the Administration of Lord North and is not recorded as having spoken in Parliament. He married firstly, 24 October, 1763, Anne, daughter of John Knight and secondly, 15 June 1775, Sarah Otway.

Auction archive: Lot number 47
Auction:
Datum:
4 Dec 2019 - 4 Dec 2019
Auction house:
Bonhams London
London, New Bond Street 101 New Bond Street London W1S 1SR Tel: +44 20 7447 7447 Fax : +44 207 447 7401 [email protected]
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