Portrait of a gentleman, said to be Samuel Wright

Portrait of a gentleman, said to be Samuel Wright

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Wonderful and very fashionable portrait of a gentleman, said to be Samuel Wright

 

Provenance

 

John Wright (1758-1840), the brother of the sitter, and his wife, Elizabeth Beresford (1762-1833), Lenton Hall, Nottinghamshire;

Thence by descent to Francis Wright (1806-1873), Osmaston Manor, Derbyshire;

Thence by descent to John Wright, later Osmaston (1831-1901), Hawkhurst Court, Sussex;

Thence by descent to Francis Plumptre Beresford Osmaston (1857-1925), Stoneshill, Limpsfield, Surrey; 

Thence by inheritance to Eleanor Dorothea Layton, née Osmaston (1887-1959), Beacon Crag, Porthleven, Cornwall (all according to two labels on the reverse, as John Hoppner);

From whom acquired by Arthur Ackerman & Son, New York (as John Hoppner);

The Collection of Salem Academy and College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (as John Hoppner).