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image of Lady Elizabeth Delmé and Her Children Sir Joshua Reynolds (artist)
British, 1723 - 1792
Lady Elizabeth Delmé and Her Children, 1777-1779
oil on canvas
overall: 238.4 x 147.2 cm (93 7/8 x 57 15/16 in.) framed: 266.4 x 175.3 cm (104 7/8 x 69 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
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From the Tour: British and American Grand Manner Portraits of the 1700s
Object 9 of 12


Painted for the sitter's husband, Peter Delmé [1748-1789], Titchfield Abbey, Hampshire; by descent to Seymour Robert Delmé, Cams Hall, Hampshire. Charles J. Wertheimer [d. 1911], London.[1] (Christie, Manson & Wood, London); purchased c. 1900-1901[2] by J. Pierpont Morgan, Sr. [1837-1913], New York; bequeathed to his daughter, Mrs. Robert L. Satterlee [d. 1946], who owned it until c. 1930. (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); sold 15 December 1936 to The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh;[3] gift 1937 to NGA.

[1] Wertheimer's name is in the list of former collections given for the painting on the Duveen Brothers invoice (see note 3).

[2]Connoisseur 3 (1901), 206, notes this portrait as recently sold to Pierpont Morgan.

[3] The original Duveen Brothers invoice is in Gallery Archives, copy in NGA curatorial files.

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