Lot Details

Lot 73
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

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Inpainting in the background, most notably along the left edge applied in an apparent effort to minimize stretcher bar marks and to the right of the subjects hair. There is an older repair approximately 1/2 x 1 inch in the sitter's forehead. Craquelure. Frame rub. The work is glue relined.


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Catalogue Info

English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters / Russian Works of Art

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