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Lot 98

ASCRIBED TO THOMAS HUDSON (1701-1779) A portrait of Daniel Giles

ASCRIBED TO THOMAS HUDSON (1701-1779) A portrait of Daniel Giles (1725-1800) Governor of the Bank of England, wearing a grey jacket and flowers waistcoat and seated on a stool by a table, and the companion portrait of his wife Lucy seated holding a book, oils on canvas, 50" x 40" An alternative attribution to Mason Chamberlin (1727-1787) has been suggested Daniel Giles (c. 1725-1800) was Governor of the Bank of England from 1795 to 1797. He had been Deputy Governor from 1793 to 1795. He replaced Godfrey Thornton as Governor and was succeeded by Thomas Raikes. In Giles's memorandum books he records dealing with figures in the hundreds of thousands. The vast amount this represents is as follows; Ł100,000 in 1793 equates to Ł14,000,000 in todays standards. Giles married Elizabeth Messman, Daniel Giles (1761-1831) the barrister and Member of Parliament was their son. Daniel Giles was an associate and business partner of John Julius Angerstein, whose collection of art galvanised the founding of the National Gallery
Estimate: £4,000 - £8,000
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