Lady Katherine Powlett was the daughter of the 6th Duke of Bolton (1720-1794), and later married her cousin, the 3rd Earl of Darlington, Henry William Vane (1766-1842). He was a Whig M.P., Lord Leiutenant of County Durham, and later became and 1st Duke of Cleveland. As a child she was painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) with a greyhound in 1777, an image made famous by its engraving in mezzotint by John Raphael Smith (1751-1812).
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Old Master & British Drawings including property from The Cornelia Bessie Estate
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The colors are vibrant and the bodycolor rich. However, in some areas small parts of the paint are cracked and lifting, see in particular: the white at top of the girl's shoulder or the brown of the hair. Two small losses under the girl's chin and on her hair on the forehead. Lot sold framed
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