Portrait of a lady, said to be Jane, wife of Thomas Aynscombe, 127 x 101.8 cm. (50 x 40 1/8 in.)
Lot 32
Studio of John Verelst (active 1698-1734 London) Portrait of a lady, said to be Jane (1679-circa 1730), wife of Thomas Aynscombe, 127 x 101.8 cm. (50 x 40 1/8 in.)
Sold for £4,200 (US$ 7,059) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Studio of John Verelst (active 1698-1734 London)
Portrait of a lady, said to be Jane (1679-circa 1730), wife of Thomas Aynscombe, three-quarter-length, seated in a blue dress and holding a dish of peaches
inscribed 'IANE. WIFE OF./THO. AYNSCOMBE/ESQE.' (centre left)
oil on canvas
127 x 101.8 cm. (50 x 40 1/8 in.)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    The sitter
    Her grandson-in-law, Lillie Smith Aynscombe
    his sister, Lydia (Smith) Challoner
    her niece, Katherine Bisse
    her son, Thomas Chaloner Bisse Challoner, Portnall Park, Egham
    his brother-in-law, Henry Jerome de Salis
    thence by family descent to the present owners

    The daughter of Philip and Ann Stebbing, Jane Stebbing married Thomas Aynscombe (1674-1740) in Norwich in 1706. The Aynscombe family was originally from Mayfield, Sussex, where they were iron masters and landowners. Thomas Aynscombe was listed as a merchant living in Charterhouse Yard in Kent's Directory for 1740; he was also governor of various London hospitals.
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