23 mai 2009

Sir Benjamin West (American, 1738-1820). A Portrait of Peter Beckford (1672/3-1735).

Sir Benjamin West (American, 1738-1820). A Portrait of Peter Beckford (1672/3-1735). Oil on canvas. Signed and Dated 'B. West/ 1797'. Price on application. Provenance: Commissioned by William Beckford, Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire;By descent to Susan Euphemia, his daughter, who married Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton; ... Note: The sitter was the son of Peter Beckford (1643-1710) and his second wife, Anne Ballard. At his death he was the wealthiest planter in Jamaica and was said to "be in possession of the largest... [Lire la suite]
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