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William Hoare, Anne Countess of Northampton

William Hoare (1707-1792)

Anne Countess of Northampton

Pastel

54.61h x 44.45w cm

Description

Dimensions: 597 x 445 mm. 23 1/2 x 17 1/2 in.
 

References: Neil Jeffares, Dictionary of Pastellists before 1800, online edition, 2015,
J.395.1455, illus.
Provenance: Presumably the family of Anne, Countess of Northampton (d. 1763)
and her husband Charles Compton, 7th Earl of Northampton (1737-
1763); probably to their daughter, Lady Elizabeth Compton (1760-
1835), married 1782 Lord George Cavendish, First Earl of Burlington
(1754-1834); by descent in the Cavendish family to William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire (1858-1891), Compton Place, Eastbourne; by descent to
Andrew Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire (1920-2004)(who rented out Compton Place in 1954 when faced with 80% death duties on his father’s estate and sold the pastel at that same time), Trustees of the Chatsworth Settlement; Compton Place, Eastbourne, Edgar Horn, 18-20.v.1954, Lot 796; to
a New York family by the mid or late 20th century; then by descent; 2013 via David Tunick, Inc., New York to
Private Collection.