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Sep 29, 2022
Miss Elizabeth Carver, 1760, inscribed verso lining, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 in.; original 18th century carved and gilt wood frame, 56 x 46-1/4 in. [Old Masters]
Note: See Christie's New York, April 22, 2021, lot 53 for the portrait of her sister, Miss Ann Carver, and one of the four commissioned portraits which sold for $212,500 (with premium).
Literature: Nicolson, Benedict. Joseph Wright of Derby: Painter of Light : 2 Vol. London: The Paul Mellon Foundation for British Art in Association with Routledge and Kegan Paul. New York: Pantheon, 1968, Volume I, no 30 and 31, p. 184-7, also pp. 2, 17, 96-8: Volume II, plates 27 and 28, p. 15; see also plate 26, p. 14 and plate 22, p. 11
Provenance: Painted for Rev. John Griffiths, D.D., Rector of Eckington (d. 1765), and by descent to M.C.M. Athorpe, Esq., Dinnington Hall, near Sheffield, Yorkshire, 1934; Christie's, London, Athorpe sale, 27 April 1934, lots 92-4 and 96; Christie's December 14, 1945, lots 135-6; Sotheby's February 8, 1950, lots 116-7; Sotheby's July 12, 1967, lot 109; The Estate of Peter H. Tillou, Litchfield, Connecticut
lined, some light retouch, craquelure; frame with some restoration
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