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image of The Binning Children Sir Henry Raeburn (artist)
Scottish, 1756 - 1823
The Binning Children, probably c. 1811
oil on canvas
overall: 128.8 x 102.7 cm (50 11/16 x 40 7/16 in.) framed: 154.3 x 128.9 cm (60 3/4 x 50 3/4 in.)
Given in memory of John Woodruff Simpson
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From the Tour: British and American Grand Manner Portraits of the 1700s
Object 8 of 12


Painted for the sitters' father, David Monro Binning [1776-1843], Argaty and Softlaw, Perthshire, Scotland; by inheritance to the elder son in the picture, George Home Monro Binning Home [1804-1884], Argaty; by inheritance to his grand-nephew, Dr. George Home Monro-Home [b. 1865], Argaty; (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 3 May 1902, no. 97); (Thos. Agnew & Sons, London);[1] sold 1902 to (M. Knoedler & Co., London);[2] purchased by John Woodruff Simpson [1850-1920], New York; by inheritance to his wife, Mrs. John W. Simpson [née Katherine Seney, d. 1943], New York; gift 1942 to NGA.

[1] See Colin Agnew's letter of 26 April 1965 to Marcia Early (in NGA curatorial files), and annotated copy of the sale catalogue in the Knoedler Library British Sales microfiche.

[2] M. Knoedler & Co. stock books, recorded by The Getty Provenance Index.

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