Richard Cosway, RA (British, 1742-1821) A pair of portraits of Alexander (1726-1794) and Anna Hume (née Boughton): he, wearing teal blue coat embellished with gold embroidery, white lace cravat and stock, his hair powdered and worn  en queue with black ribbon bow; she, wearing teal blue dress and matching gathered ruff, lace chemise and pendent pearl earings

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Lot 30Y
Richard Cosway, RA
(British, 1742-1821)
A pair of portraits of Alexander (1726-1794) and Anna Hume (née Boughton): he, wearing teal blue coat embellished with gold embroidery, white lace cravat and stock, his hair powdered and worn en queue with black ribbon bow; she, wearing teal blue dress and matching gathered ruff, lace chemise and pendent pearl earrings

Sold for £ 4,320 (US$ 6,111) inc. premium
Richard Cosway, RA (British, 1742-1821)
A pair of portraits of Alexander (1726-1794) and Anna Hume (née Boughton): he, wearing teal blue coat embellished with gold embroidery, white lace cravat and stock, his hair powdered and worn en queue with black ribbon bow; she, wearing teal blue dress and matching gathered ruff, lace chemise and pendent pearl earings.
Gold frames.
Oval, 38mm (1 1/2in) and 60mm (2 3/8in) high (2)

Footnotes

  • Alexander Hume (1726-1794) married Anna (nee Boughton) (1746-1777), sole heiress of the Boughton family of Bilton Grange, Rugby. He was the chief of the English Factory at Canton, arriving in China in Lord Macartney's embassy. He was 3rd in the council of Calcutta, introduced by his uncle, Sir Abraham Hume. Their only child was Abraham Hume.
Richard Cosway, RA (British, 1742-1821) A pair of portraits of Alexander (1726-1794) and Anna Hume (née Boughton): he, wearing teal blue coat embellished with gold embroidery, white lace cravat and stock, his hair powdered and worn  en queue with black ribbon bow; she, wearing teal blue dress and matching gathered ruff, lace chemise and pendent pearl earings
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