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    SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS, P.R.A. (English 1723 - 1792)
    Portrait of Henry Howard, 12th Earl of Suffolk and 5th Earl of Berkshire (1739 - 1779), c. 1770s
    Oil on canvas
    40 x 50 inches

    PROVENANCE:
    Sir Henry Howard, 12th Earl of Suffolk and 5th Earl of Berkshire [1739-1779];
    His mother, Lady Mary Howard, née Finch, Lady Andover [d. 1803];
    Aquired by descent to her daughter, Frances, and her husband Richard Bagot (later Howard);
    Acquired by descent to their daughter, Mary (1784-1877), and her husband Col. Fulke Greville Upton (later Howard) [d. 1846];
    Thence by descent to Lieutenant Colonel H.R.G. Howard;
    Sale, Christie's, London, March 24, 1961, no. 29;
    Julius Weitzner, London and New York;
    Sale, Paris, Musée Galliéra, December 7, 1965, no. 165;
    Newhouse Galleries, New York, NY;
    Mr. and Mrs. F. Howard Walsh, Fort Worth, Texas, 1966;
    Walsh Family Art Trust

    LITERATURE:
    Algernon Graves and W. V. Cronin, A History of the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A., vol. 3 (London, 1899), p. 945.
    David Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds. A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings (New Haven, 2000), p. 267, no. 951, illus. fig. 1274.

    EXHIBITED:
    British Institution, London, 1844, no. 130, loaned by the Hon. Fulke Greville Howard.
    South Kensington, "Second special exhibition of National Portraits," 1867, no. 478, lent by the Hon. Mrs. Greville.
    Agnew's, London, 1903, no. 17.

    Henry Bowles Howard was born in 1739. He succeeded his father as the 12th Earl of Suffolk, 5th Earl of Berkshire, England. Henry Bowles Howard married in 1754, the daughter of Robert Trevor, 1st Viscount Hampden. Henry Bowles Howard died March 5, 1779.

    Reynolds's portrait of Henry Bowles Howard communicates the mastery of the artist, invoking classical values with strong lighting, rich colors, and free handling of the paint. As first president of the Royal Academy in London, his earned commissions would raise the status of an artist in Britain during the Romantic period, influencing artists such as Thomas Lawrence and Henry Raeburn.



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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2006
    9th-10th Thursday-Friday
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