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JOHN RUSSELL, R.A. (Guildford 1745-1806 Kingston-upon-Hull)
Portrait of Sir John Boyd, Bt. (1750-1815)
signed and dated 'J. Russell pt./ 1786' (lower left)
pastel
2234 x 1712 inches (58 x 44cm)
Provenance
Mrs Walter, Cwmcarvan, 1894-1911 and by descent to
Commander H. E. Walter; Christie’s, London, 14 March 1924, lot 10 (17 gns to Weil).
Literature
G. C. Williamson, John Russell, R.A., London, 1894, p. 168.
N. Jeffares, Dictionary of pastellists, online edition, J.64.1208.
Exhibited
Paris, Exposition des Pastellistes Anglais du XVIIIe siecle, April-June 1911, no. 144 (as property of Mr. Walter).
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Boyd, the second baronet, inherited his father's Danson Hall estate in Kent, in 1800. He sold his father's extensive collection of paintings and drawings in 1805.

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