Lot 31English School
Portrait of a Boy said to be Peter John Fremeaux
Oil on canvas
50 x 39 3/4 inches (127 x 101 cm)
H.J. Thornton, Kingsthorpe Hall, Northampton
Northampton Art Gallery, County Exhibition (as by Thomas Gainsborough)
Peter John Fremeaux (1742-1784) along with several girls of his family (Adriana Constantia, Elizabeth, Maria Catherina, and Gertruda Johanna), "all Infants under the Age of Eighteen Years," were naturalized as British subjects by the House of Lords in April 1755.
Sold for $2,000
Wax relined. Impenetrable varnish layer, nothing showing under UV light.
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