Follower of George Romney
Portrait of the Honorable Captain Francis North
Inscribed Sir Michael = Le Fleming / of / Rydal Hall / County of Westmoreland / Baronet. / Died May 19th 1806 further inscribed Painted by / George Romney and J Burton / Preston - 1857. on the reverse
Oil on canvas
24 x 21 1/2 inches (61 x 54.6 cm)
This likeness of the Honorable Captain Francis North through some happenstance appears to have been mis-identified as that of Sir Michael Le Fleming of Rydal Hall, County of Westmorland fairly early in its history. The inscription on the back, which was written on the relining, is probably a copy of an inscription on the original canvas. We are grateful to Alex Kidson for informing us of the correct identity of the sitter.
C Property of a Georgia Private Collector
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