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SA709525

A Beautiful Portrait Of A Lady (c.1830-40) From The Estate Of Clan Leslie Of Aberdeenshire

Price

£3,900 | $5,310 USD | €4,341 EUR
Item Number: SA709525
Date of manufacture: Regency
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Radnorshire Fine Arts Ltd
This antique has been viewed 10 times in the past month with the most views from Portugal.

Description

This portrait has been painted with remarkable skill and is without question by a professional hand. Oil on canvas presented in very good quality but later moulded and gilded frame. The canvas has been re-lined sometime either in the late 19th or early part of the 20th century. New strips of lining have been added to strengthen the frayed edges. The painting has been professionally cleaned and the canvas has had a good quality stretcher made to replace the damaged original. The name; Baron Leslie, and BL28., is inscribed on the original stretcher and will be included in the sale of the picture.
All the Leslie lineage is descended from the same Scottish Clan and Great Family; one of the very oldest. Tradition says it began in 1069 A.D. when the Saxon claimant to the throne of England was defeated by William the Conqueror and fled to Scotland. However, we only need to concern ourselves with the more recent history to discover the sitter in this portrait. Unfortunately, there is very little information to go by, but the date of the painting is enough to suggest that this may be a portrait of Mary Holloway (birth date unknown - d.1832) or Lady Dorothy Eyre (1788 - 1853). Both were wives to Colonel Charles Leslie, K.H. (1785 - 1870), the twenty-sixth Baron of Balquhain, Aberdeen, who served with the 29th Regiment under the Duke of Wellington. His first marriage was to Mary Holloway on 24 November 1826. She died six years later and four years after her death Charles Leslie married his second wife, Lady Dorothy Eyre (1788-1853). On their marriage in 1836, Maria Dorothy Leslie would have been 48 years of age. The sitter in the portrait looks to be 40-50 years so it would not be unreasonable to assume one of them could be the subject of the portrait.
Canvas: 29 1/2 in x 25 in. (75 cm x 63.5 cm.)
Frame: 35 3/4 in x 30 3/4 in. (90.8 cm x 78.1 cm.)
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Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Regency.


Dimensions

Height = 90.8 cm (35.7")
Width = 78.1 cm (30.7")
Depth = 5.8 cm (2.3")


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