Andrew Robertson, MA (Scottish, 1772-1845) John Thomas Mitford, 2nd Baron Redesdale (1805-1886), wearing blue coat and pale yellow waistcoat, white chemise, stock and cravat
Lot 162Y
Andrew Robertson, MA
(Scottish, 1772-1845)
John Thomas Mitford, 2nd Baron Redesdale (1805-1886), wearing blue coat and pale yellow waistcoat, white chemise, stock and cravat
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,509) inc. premium
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Andrew Robertson, MA (Scottish, 1772-1845)
John Thomas Mitford, 2nd Baron Redesdale (1805-1886), wearing blue coat and pale yellow waistcoat, white chemise, stock and cravat.
Gilt-metal frame, the obverse engraved LORD REDESDALE/ A ROBERTSON.
Rectangular, 91mm (3 9/16in) high
Provenance: Sotheby's, London, 10 December 1979, lot 201.

Footnotes

  • John Thomas Freeman-Mitford was the son of John Freeman-Mitford (1748-1830), 1st Baron Redesdale and Lady Frances Perceval (1767-1817), daughter of John Perceval, 2nd Earl of Egmont and Catherine Compton, Baroness Arden. John Thomas attended Eton College and New College, Oxford, where he received a Master of Arts in 1828. He held the office of Speaker of the House of Lords between 1851-1886, becoming known for his domination of private bill legislation.

    Upon his father's death, John Thomas succeeded to the title of 2nd Baron Redesdale. On 3 January 1877 he was created 1st Earl of Redesdale. He remained unmarried and died at Vernon House, St. James's on 2 May 1886. Having died without an heir, Redesdale's cousin, Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford, GCVO, KCB (1837-1916), inherited his estate and was created Baron Redesdale in 1902. Algernon was the paternal grandfather of the notorious 'Mitford Sisters', who attracted a great deal of negative publicity for the scandal in their personal lives and controversial political affiliations
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