Horace Walpole as described by Miss Hawkins [art original] / D.E. Cronin 1885.
Cronin, David Edward, 1839-1925, artist. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2006013704
1 drawing : watercolor on wove paper ; image 25.6 x 18 cm, on sheet 38.5 x 28 cm
Borden Sale, American Art Gallery, 17-19 February 1913, lot 812. Rains Galleries, New York, NY, 27 November 1935 (W.D. Breaker sale), lot 688, bought in by Breaker. Purchased from William D. Breaker (through G.A. Baker) by W.S. Lewis, 1939. Bound as page 249 in volume 12 of M.C.D. Borden's extensively extra-illustrated copy of: Horace Walpole and his world : select passages from his letters / edited by L. B. Seeley ... London : Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 1884. Page reference written below title: Page 293. Place of production inferred from artist's city of residence during this time period. Signed and dated by the artist in lower right portion of image. Title written below image.
Portrait of Horace Walpole, full length, facing right, stooped forward slightly with bent knees, walking on tiptoe; wearing a lavender suit and tan stockings; holding a tricorne in front of him, his curled white wig exposed; woodwork, a vase, and a framed painting are visible in the background on the right; a bust on a pedestal, a stained glass window, and the railing to a staircase are visible through a doorway on the left.
Borden, Matthew C. D.--(Matthew Chaloner Durfee),--1842-1912--Ownership. Brecker, William D.--Ownership. Hawkins, Laetitia Matilda,--1760-1835.--http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n83027900 Walpole, Horace,--1717-1797,--depicted.--http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80126297
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Horace Walpole and his world : select passages from his letters.
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