Sir Thomas Lawrence P.R.A. (Bristol 1769-1830 London)
Portrait of The Hon. George Fane (1819-1848), later Lord Burghersh, when a boy oil on canvas, tondo 34.5cm (13 9/16 in) diameter
PROVENANCE By descent from the sitter to his nephew, Anthony Fane, 13th Earl of Westmorland, Apethorpe Hall, Northamptonshire, by whom sold, Christie's, London, 2 June 1892, lot 118 James Price, Barcombe, Paignton, Devon, sold by his executors, Christie's, London, 15 June 1895, lot 53, bt. Agnew for £225 James Prendergast, 1907 Sale, Sotheby's, London, 13 June 2002, lot 14, where purchased by the present owner
EXHIBITED British Institution, 1833, no. 15
LITERATURE Lord R. Sutherland Gower, Sir Thomas Lawrence, London, 1900, p. 127 Sir W. Armstrong, Lawrence, New York, 1913, p. 131 K. Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence, London, 1954, p. 36 K. Garlick, 'A Catalogue of the Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence', Walpole Society, 1964, vol. XXXIX, p. 78 K. Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Oxford, 1989, p. 187, no. 291
George Fane was the eldest son of John Fane, eleventh Earl of Westmorland, and Lady Priscilla Anne Wellesley-Pole, daughter of the third Earl of Mornington, whose uncles were to become Marquess Wellesley and the Duke of Wellington. George succeeded to the courtesy title of Lord Berghersh in 1841 when his father succeeded to the Earldom of Westmorland. However, he predeceased his father, who was succeeded by his fourth son, Francis William Henry, in 1859.