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Lot No: 83

Oil Paintings, Watercolours, Miniatures & Prints

Sale Day: Thursday 14 September 2017

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Attributed to Francis Wheatley (1747-1801) - Oil on canvas - The Wolfe Family of Forenaughts House, Naas, County Kildare, Ireland, unsigned, 91cm x 112cm Provenance - By descent. The Wolfe family lived at Forenaughts House where this painting once hung. The most likely sitters are John Wolfe (1754-1816) and his wife and cousin Charlotte (married 1777, died 1787) with a daughter and two of their sons, perhaps John and Theobald. Francis Wheatley lived in Dublin 1779-1783, he is known to have worked in Kildare and his small whole length portraits are said to have been popular in Ireland. Here the detail of Georgian architecture framing the family suggesting their fashionable country house, is a formula Wheatley used. The careful painting of the trees, and the shadow in the right foreground leading the eye to the figures, is also typical of his work. In the distance there is a pastoral scene of a shepherd tending his flock; he sometimes included such rustic details in his portraits

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Condition: Re-lined, probable areas of in-painting but fully restored to a good standard at some point in its history - **General condition consistent with age


The term 'general condition consistent with age' when used without any other text, refers to the fact that all items sold in auction are second hand and may therefore show signs, no matter how slight, of handling and use.

No faults or imperfections are mentioned in the description of any lots in this sale.  All items sold are likely to have been subject to wear and tear caused by user or the effects of age and may therefore have faults and imperfections.  If you would like a condition report please contact us.  We take every care to provide an accurate condition report but we are not professional restorers and therefore we recommend that you consult such a professional within the appropriate field who will be in a much better position to advise you of the condition of any lot.  Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the condition of any lots on which they wish to bid and any statement made by any member of Clevedon Salerooms staff, written or verbal, is a subjective qualified opinion and is only provided on this basis.  Bidders are reminded to read our Conditions of Sale printed in the catalogue and note that by bidding on an item, they agree to be bound these Conditions of Sale.

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