Joshua REYNOLDS (1723-1792)
Miss Mary Kendall, 1744
Oil on canvas, lined
75 x 61cm
Provenance - Nicholas Kendall MP (High Sherif of Cornwall 1847), 1865
-Private Collection of Sir Hugh Lane (label to verso)
-Sir William Hutcheson Poe, Bart., C.B. (label to verso)
-Victor Brockbank Gallery, 32, Bury Street, St James, London (label to verso)
Literature - 'Joshua Reynolds - A Complete Catalogue of his Paintings' , David Mannings, (London 2000), illustrated page 140, no. 1030
- 'A History of the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds', Graves & Cronin (London 1899), Vol 2, page 536
Sold for £7,000
Under UV light (see images) one can see the minimal re-touching. The sitter is shown in a feigned oval. We believe that much of the original skin tone and detail remains although the jewel in the hair and the pearl buttons at a cuff and neckline may be revealed to better effect with further cleaning. The canvas has been lined. The fine, carved 18th century frame appears to have suffered no losses other than to a little of the gesso.
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