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Lot 174

Attrib John Opie portrait of Lady Arthur Somerset Oil

Estimate: $600 - $900

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Opie, attributed to John, R.A. (British, 1761-1807), Portrait of Lady Arthur Somerset, c.1785, oil on canvas, since relined, apparently unsigned, 37 x 28.25 inches, in an ornately carved wood frame 44.5 x 35.5 inches. Provenance: Viscount Falmouth by descent to Mrs Stapleton; Spink and Sons; John Levy Galleries; Private Collector; Morris Art Gallery, Daytona Beach, FL; also with a very faint Christie's stamp on the right side of the stretcher. Opie and His Works (ROGERS, 1878) refers to a kitcat portrait of Lady Arthur Somerset, dated after 1782, measuring 30 x 25 inches -- all of this lines up with the current piece, except for the dimensions; however, the common size of a kitcat portrait was 36 x 28 inches, which is in line with this one.