English School, c.1730
Portrait of Sir Richard Button, half length, in a brown coat and white stock;
Portrait of Lady Button, half length, in a gold dress with a sprig of myrtle
oil on canvas
73 x 61cm and 71 x 62cm respectively (2)
The sitters were possibly part of the Baronetcy of the Buttons of Alton, Hampshire.
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Sold for £1,500
Both paintings are in oil on a canvas support which have been lined. The portrait of Sir Richard has areas of damage and tears to the canvas at the upper edge which have not been fully supported by the lining. Both paintings have very worn and abraded paint surfaces, notably in the faces and hair which have probably been overcleaned in the past. There is extensive overpaint in the faces to reinforce the features. Overpaint is also present in the background. Both paintings are glazed, the plain glass exhibits glass disease with crystals forming on the inside of the glass in the form of small white spots. Moisture has formed within the glazing with drips forming. The crystals have also formed on the surface of the paint layers. The frames has suffered from wear and losses to the decorative surfaces.
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Auction: Fine Interiors - Two Day Sale - Live Online, Wed, 31st Mar 2021
We are very excited to share the online catalogue for our forthcoming Fine Interiors sale featuring almost 900 lots of furniture, works of art, paintings and silver. Our first sale of 2021 offers a selection of the very best in classical and contemporary furnishings from all over the globe, including a strong showing of country and vernacular pieces, as well as vibrant and bright Chinoiserie and florally themed lots, which are perfect for the beginning of Spring and the more hopeful months to come.
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Removal of Lots
All lots should be removed by 5pm on Friday 9 April 2021. Furniture lots remaining after this date will be removed to:
Perry Removals, Chapel End, Broxted, Essex CM6 2BW.
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