Sir Joshua Reynolds (artist)|
British, 1723 - 1792
John Musters, 1777-c. 1780
oil on canvas
overall: 238.5 x 147.3 cm (93 7/8 x 58 in.) framed: 267.7 x 175.6 cm (105 3/8 x 69 1/8 in.)
Given in memory of Governor Alvan T. Fuller by The Fuller Foundation, Inc.
Object 1 of 12
Painted for the sitter, John Musters [1753-1827], Colwick Hall, Nottinghamshire; probably by inheritance to his son, John Musters [1777-1849], Colwick Hall; (his estate sale, at Colwick Hall by J.M. Pott, 9-13 and 16 December 1850, 4th day [Dec. 12], no. 680, bought in); by inheritance to his grandson, John Chaworth Musters [1838-1887], Annesley Park, Colwick Hall, and Wiverton Hall. (William Lockett Agnew, London), by 1895. private collection ["a lady"]; consigned for her by (William Lockett Agnew, London) to (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 27 April 1901, no.101); (Thos. Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London); sold two days later to Charles Richard John Spencer-Churchill, 9th duke of Marlborough [1871-1934]; (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 14 June 1907, no. 104); bought by (Lane) for Sir W. Hutcheson Poë, Bt., Batchwood Hall, near St. Albans; (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 8 July 1927, no. 58); (Thos. Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London); sold the same month to Alvan T. Fuller [1878-1958], Boston; The Fuller Foundation, Boston; gift 1961 to NGA.
 Agnew stock books, recorded by The Getty Provenance Index, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, California. See also letter of 9 June 1988 from Martha Hepworth at The Getty Provenance Index, in NGA curatorial files.
 The Getty Provenance Index records Lane as the buyer for Poë.
 Details of the consignors and buyers at the 1901, 1907, and 1927 Christie's sales were kindly confirmed by Lynda McLeod, Librarian, Christie's Archives, in her e-mail of 1 August 2012, in NGA curatorial files.
- Agnew & Sons, Ltd., Thomas
- Agnew, William Lockett
- Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd.
- Fuller, Alvan T.
- Fuller Foundation, Inc.
- Musters, II, John
- Musters, John
- Musters, John Chaworth
- Poë, 1st Bt., William Hutcheson, Sir
- Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough, Charles Richard John
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