DANIEL GARDNER, A.R.A. (Kendal 1750-1805 London)
Portrait of Lady Katherine Powlett, later Countess of Darlington (1766-1807)
pencil, watercolour, bodycolour and pastel
1712 x 2034 in. (44 x 53 cm.), oval
C. Morland Agnew.
Sir Edward Marshall Hall, KC; Sotheby's, London, 27 June 1922, lot 68 (£7/10 to Orford).
with Piccadilly Gallery, London, 1972.
with Leger Galleries, London, 1976.
J.S. Taylor.
Anonymous sale; Philips, London, 10 November 1998, lot 146.
G.C. Williamson, Daniel Gardner, Painter in Pastel and Gouache, London, 1921, pp. 58, 87, 129, 140.
N. Jeffares, Dictionary of pastellists, online edition, no. J.338.1215.
London, Royal Amateur Soiety, Annual exhibition, with Loan annexe including works by Rowlandson and Gardner, 1910, no. 91.
Kendal, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Daniel Gardner, 1962, no. 8.
London, Kenwood House, Daniel Gardner, 1972, no. 91.
London, The Clarendon Gallery, The art of the pastel, 1986, no. 28.
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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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