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Sale IT149 Lot 1005

UNKNOWN FRENCH ARTIST (17TH CENTURY)
SIR THOMAS WETENHALL, CIRCA 1670, ANCESTOR OF MARYLAND WETENHALL FAMILY
Oil on canvas: 30 x 25 in. (canvas) 39 x 34 1/4 in. (framed)
Original Northern European Auricular Frame

Note: there is a painted oval frame around Sir Thomas – similar but not exactly the same as the painted frame around the portrait of Elizabeth Bedingfeld – National Trust, Oxburgh Hall.


Provenance: Owned by Sir Thomas Wetenhall of Hextall Court in Kent, England, and of Maryland, early 18th Century; Inherited by his daughter, who removed the portraits to Cheston in Queen Anne's County, Maryland; Inherited by her great-grandson William Henry de Courcy (1824-1911); Bequeathed to his nephew Henry May (1854-1936); Bequeathed to his son Henry Coleman de Courcy May (1888-1957); Bequest of Henry Coleman de Courcy May, 1958; Property of The Society of the Cincinnati [M.1958.064.01-.03, .06, .10, .12, .14, .16, .18]

Exhibitions: '1699: When Virginia Was the Wild West' Colonial Williamsburg, May 1999- Feb 2000.


Literature: 'Painters and Paintings in the Early American South', Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (2013) p. 76
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Sold for $3,250.00


 
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