portrait of miss catherine johnson 1710 by anthony russel

Portrait of Miss Catherine Johnson 1710; by Anthony Russel


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Oil on canvas in a fine carved and giltwood period frame. Signed and dated 7 July 1710, mid left.
This is a charming portrait of the young Catherine Russel of Milton Bryan(t) Manor, Bedfordshire. The manor, which had been the property of Woburn Abbey until the Dissolution, had been acquired by William Johnson in 1665.
ANTHONY RUSSEL (1663-1743) was the son of the artist Theodore Russel. He studied under Riley c1680; his style was strongly influenced by van Dyke. He was regarded as a minor competitor to Richardson and Murray. He died in July 1743 aged 80.
SIZE: 35.25 x 30 inches inc. frame.
PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Edinburgh, Scotland. This owner having had the painting and frame restored and conserved, Verso: Type written label "Portrait of Miss Catherine Johnson of Milton Bryan, aged 10, 7th July 1710. Mother of Catherine, the first wife of Sir Hugh Inglis (1744-1820) Director of the East India Company. Painted by Anthony Russel 1663-1743." There is also a fragment of an old handwritten label, from which it seems the information had come.
Internal Ref: 9141


Height = 89 cm (35")
Width = 76 cm (30")
Depth = 3 cm (1")

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