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Lot 17

ATTRIBUTED TO SIR THOMAS LAWRENCE (1769-1830) A portrait of Anne Wellesley, Countess of Mornington

three-quarter length, the sitter depicted with her hands resting in her lap, pencil and wash, bearing pencil signature lower left, 22.5cm x 17.5cm (oval)

Anne Wellesley (née Hill-Trevor), Countess of Mornington (23 June 1742 – 10 September 1831) was an Anglo-Irish aristocrat. She was the wife of Garrett Wesley (later Wellesley), 1st Earl of Mornington and mother of the victor of the Battle of Waterloo, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington.

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Estimate: £100 - £200
Hammer price: £240
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

This pretty and well executed drawing has significant sun damage and fading. There is also light foxing particularly to the sides.

The work is unframed and to verso of mount is a pasted biography of Anne, Countess of Mornington.

The bottom left corner bears a pencil signature 'Lawrence', whilst the bottom right corner is inscribed in pencil 'Countess Mornington'

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