Lot Details

Lot 66
John Hoppner
British, 1758-1810
Portrait of Rear Admiral John Sprat Rainier in Naval Uniform
Oil on canvas
29 7/8 x 24 3/4 inches (75.88 x 62.87 cm)

[Sale] Sotheby's New York, May 25, 2000, lot 56

John Sprat Rainier (1777-1822) was a nephew of Admiral Peter Rainier (1741-1808), commander of the Royal Navy in the East Indies, who promoted the young man's career assiduously. John Rainier served as a lieutenant on his uncle's flagship starting in 1794; was promoted to captain in 1796; and to rear admiral in 1819. He ably commanded various ships during the ongoing warfare with the Dutch in the Indies and took part in the British seizure of several Dutch possessions there. At his uncle's death he succeeded to his seat in the House of Commons, representing the borough of Sandwich, Kent.

C Property from the Estate of A. Edward Allinson, Palm Beach

Estimate: $8,000 - $15,000

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Glue relined. Dense and somewhat uneven varnish, difficult to detect all restoration under UV. A few spots of what appears to be old restoration to and around his face and hair. A few isolated small spots of inpainting in the upper left quadrant. Some fluorescing at lower center where his coat opens. Craquelure, most visible in his face and hair.

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Catalogue Info

English & Continental Furniture, Silver & Decorative Arts / Old Masters

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