Samuel Henry Alken (1810-1894)
signed 'H.Alken' and dated '1873' l.l., oil on canvas
76 x 111cm
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Sold for £26,000
Relined canvas with old Agnew labels verso.
It is believed to have been purchased originally from Agnew's by the 1st Earl of Iveagh who bought Elveden and has a scratched wording verso
'Left of door billiard room'
Cleaned with possible thinning to the paint along the top edge. Small specks of retouching to the sky visible under UV light. Through the centre there is a prominent line of vertical cracks which appears to correspond to the stretcher behind and has been secured through lining with minimal restoration/ retouching. Rubbing to the edges. Small losses to the top left corner. Please see additional images.
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Auction: The Guinness Sale at Elveden, 14th Sep, 2023
‘I wish all the recipients of lots from this Elveden auction years of enjoyment from their purchase, as I believe the vast majority of these items are likely to be heirlooms for generations of the future.’
The auction will take place at Elveden Hall, London Road, Elveden, Thetford IP24 3TQ. The sale commences at 10am, with doors open from 8.30am.
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Wednesday 13 September, 10am - 4pm
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