Thomas Hudson (Devon 1701-1779 Twickenham), Portrait of Assheton Curzon, 1st Viscount Curzon, three-quarter-length, in a brown velvet coat and blue waistcoat trimmed with gold, a tricorn hat beneath his left arm. Photo Bonhams
oil on canvas. 127 x 94.5cm (50x 37 3/16in). Sold for £24,0000
PROVENANCE: The sitter, and thence by family descent to the present owner
Curzon was the second son of Sir Nathaniel Curzon, 4th Baronet, and Mary, daughter of Sir Ralph Assheton, 2nd Baronet. He was a younger son of Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Baron Scarsdale. Educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, he as Member of Parliament for Clitheroe from 1754 to 1777 and from 1792 to 1794. The latter year he was raised to the peerage as Baron Curzon, of Penn in the County of Buckingham, and in 1802 he was further honoured when he became Viscount Curzon, of Penn in the County of Buckingham.
Bonhams. Old Master Paintings, 6 Jul 2011, New Bond Street www.bonhams.com