John Smart (British, 1742-1811) Mr Lindley Simpson (d.1785), wearing blue coat and waistcoat, white chemise, stock and lace cravat, his powdered wig worn en queue
Lot 26Y
John Smart
(British, 1742-1811)
Mr Lindley Simpson (d.1785), wearing blue coat and waistcoat, white chemise, stock and lace cravat, his powdered wig worn en queue
Sold for £3,750 (US$ 6,303) inc. premium
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John Smart (British, 1742-1811)
Mr Lindley Simpson (d.1785), wearing blue coat and waistcoat, white chemise, stock and lace cravat, his powdered wig worn en queue.
Signed on the obverse and dated JS/ 1759, gold frame, the reverse engraved Lindley Simpson/ of Babworth Esqr./ Aged 60./ 1768.
Oval, 35mm (1 3/8in) high

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  • Lindley Simpson was born in Eckington, Derbyshire to John Simpson (d.1727) and Elizabeth Stringer (d.1746). The youngest of ten children, Lindley inherited the Babworth estate in Nottinghamshire, which comprised of 483 acres in 1766. In 1753 he married Catherine Brydges (d.1771), the fourth daughter of Reverend Henry Brydges. It would appear that the Brydges family were intimately acquainted with Major General James Wolfe (1727-1759), the military hero celebrated for his victory over the French in Quebec. Mrs Wolfe bequeathed Catherine the sum of two hundred pounds 'together with my picture of her sister, and my painted dressing-glass and boxes, in my house at Bath'. Upon Lindley's death, the Babworth estate passed to the Hon. John Bridgeman, Lindley's nephew, who assumed the name of 'Simpson' by Act of Parliament. His monetary fortune was however bequeathed to a second nephew, Guy Fairfax, rector of Wigan.
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