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Hester Maria Thrale

Hester Maria Thrale

Female 1764 - 1857  (92 years)

 

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Provenance

Commissioned by the sitter's parents, Hester (1741-1821) and Henry Thrale (1728-1781), and by descent to the sitter, Hester Maria Thrale (1764-1857).
with Daniel H. Farr, New York and Philadelphia, until 1924, when acquired by Keith Merrill, Avalon, Prides Crossing, Massachusetts, and by inheritance to the current owner.

Literature

J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotint Portraits: being a descriptive catalogue of these engravings from the introduction of the art to the early part of the present century, London, 1878-1884, II, p. 916, under no. 13.
Thraliana: The diary of Mrs. Hester Lynch Thrale (Later Mrs. Piozzi) 1776-180, K.C. Balderston, ed., Oxford, 1942, I, p. 308.
J.L. Clifford, Hester Lynch Piozzi (Mrs. Thrale), Oxford, 1952, pp. 70 and 79.
M. Webster, Johan Zoffany 1733-1810, exhibition catalogue, National Portrait Gallery, London, 1976, p. 41, under no. 37.
M. Hyde, The Thrales of Streatham Park, London, 1977, pp. 29-31.
P. Treadwell, Johan Zoffany: Artist and Adventurer, London, 2009, p. 144.
M. Webster, Johan Zoffany, New Haven and London, 2011, pp. 99-100.

Engraved

Giuseppe Marchi, mezzotint, circa 1766-1768. 




Hester Maria Thrale aged 20 months

Portrait of Hester Maria Thrale, 'queeney' as a child aged 20 months, full-length, in a blue checked dress and white apron, and a blue pudding hat, seated on a turkey rug, with a pet spaniel, Belle, by a cradle. By Johann Zoffany. Oil on canvas, oval 29 x 23 in. (73.6 x 60.3 cm.)

Sold: 3 July 2012. London for 289,250


Owner/Sourcehttp://www.christies.com/lotfinder/paintings/johan-zoffany-ra-portrait-of-hester-maria-5584840-details.aspx
Date1766
File namehester_maria_thrale_at_20_months_with_belle_by_zoffany.jpg
File Size202.33k
Dimensions1372 x 1680
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