Francis Cotes, R.A. (London 1726-1770) Harriet Ashley Cowper
Lot 4
Francis Cotes, R.A.
(London 1726-1770)
Harriet Ashley Cowper
Sold for £ 1,140 (US$ 1,476) inc. premium

Lot Details
Francis Cotes, R.A. (London 1726-1770)
Harriet Ashley Cowper
pastel and crayon
44 x 60cm (17 5/16 x 23 5/8in).

Footnotes

  • Cotes studied the drawings of Rosalba Carriera and influenced by her he worked predominantly in pastel and crayon (only doing oil paintings later in his life).He was a very fashionable painter during his lifetime and he helped found the Society of Artists becoming its director in 1765. Cotes was invited to become one of the first members of the Royal Academy but died just two years afterwards aged 44.

    Harriet Ashley Cowper (baptised 1733-died 1807) was the daughter of Ashley Cowper (1701–88) and later the wife of Sir Thomas Hesketh. The poet and writer William Cowper was the cousin and close friend of Harriet.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the work is signed and dated 'FCotes px/1755' (lower left).
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