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Late 18th C. English School, Pastel - Portrait of Elizabeth, Countess Winterton (C.1782)

  • Reference : 87/10
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Excluding frame 9" x 7"
  • Price : £1495

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A truly fabulous item!

We are delighted to offer for sale an original antique English School pastel portrait of Elizabeth, Countess Winterton, Circa 1782.  The picture is unsigned.  A label verso, states that she was aged 24 at the time of sitting. 

The picture first came to us with a frame and mount that was in a very sorry state.  The mount and frame have therefore had to be replaced and the original label to the reverse has been moved to the back of the new frame.

The picture is again behind glass and set within a new mount and encased within a period frame.

For those interested, we have found the following information about the Countess;

18. ELIZABETH, COUNTESS WINTERTON, 1841
BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD
ST MATTHEW CHAP. 3. VERSE 8
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH COUNTESS DOWR. WINTERTON
DIED DECEMBER IST. 1841 AGED 83
DAUGHTER OF JOHN ARMSTRONG ESQRE. AND MARY HIS WIFE
OF GODALMING SURREY
(NEAR TO WHOM SHE IS LAID IN THE VAULT BENEATH)
BORN FEBRUARY THE 18TH. 1758 MARRIED FEBRUARY THE 18TH. 1778 TO
EDWARD GARTH FIRST EARL WINTERTON
(WHO DIED THE 11TH. AUGUST 1788)
AND SECONDLY MARCH THE 31ST. 1791 TO WILLIAM RICHARDSON ESQRE.
ACCOUNTANT GENERAL TO THE HONBLE. EAST INDIA COMPY (WHO DIED OCTOBER THE 23RD. 1798)
VERILY THERE IS A REWARD FOR THE RIGHTEOUS
PSALM 58 VERSE 11


Winterton
Plain tablet with cornice and anthemion acroteria at angles. In the centre a draped urn, the upper part of which is shaped like a coronet, with the initials E W on the urn. The whole on a shaped pedimental background.

From: 'St. James Church, Hampstead Road', Survey of London: volume 21: The parish of St Pancras part 3: Tottenham Court Road & neighbourhood (1949), pp. 123-136. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65195  Date accessed: 05 April 2010.

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