Sir John Lavery R.A., R.S.A., R.H.A. (1856-1941) First Lord Manton 74 x 61 cm. (29 x 24 in.)

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Lot 73*
Sir John Lavery R.A., R.S.A., R.H.A.
(1856-1941)
First Lord Manton 74 x 61 cm. (29 x 24 in.)

Sold for £ 4,560 (US$ 5,531) inc. premium

Irish Art

9 Feb 2011, 14:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

Sir John Lavery R.A., R.S.A., R.H.A. (1856-1941)
First Lord Manton
signed, inscribed and dated 'FIRST/LORD MANTON/BY/JOHN LAVERY/1922' (verso)
oil on canvas
74 x 61 cm. (29 x 24 in.)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    The artist
    Thence by descent to Lady Ann Sempill
    Her sale; Christie's May 1966
    Private Collection, Texas, U.S.A.

    Leeds soap millionaire Joseph Watson - was created a peer, as Baron Manton (the First Lord Manton), in January 1922. The present example was painted during this period, obviously as a commemorative work.
    Unfortunately, he died in the hunting field less than two months later - was a successful racehorse owner, and bought the famous Manton stables and gallops near Marlborough, in Wiltshire.
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