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image of The Lavie Children Johann Zoffany (artist)
British, 1733 - 1810
The Lavie Children, c. 1770
oil on canvas
overall: 102.5 x 127.6 cm (40 3/8 x 50 1/4 in.) framed: 125.7 x 151.1 x 7.6 cm (49 1/2 x 59 1/2 x 3 in.)
Paul Mellon Collection
1983.1.48
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From the Tour: British Conversation Pieces and Portraits of the 1700s
Object 6 of 6

Provenance

Painted for Germain Lavie [d. 1781], Putney, London; by inheritance to his daughter, Emilia Lavie Lechmere [Mrs. Luther Lechmere], one of the children in the picture; by inheritance to her son, John Lechmere; by inheritance to his widow, Sophie Lechmere; by inheritance to her nephew, Charles Luther Lechmere; by inheritance to his sister, Grace Lechmere Reynolds; by inheritance to her daughter, Grace Reynolds Lewis [Mrs. Philip H. Lewis], London;[1] (sale, Sotheby's, London, 29 June 1960, no. 46); (Frost & Reed, London); (John Nicholson Gallery, New York); purchased October 1960 by Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia; gift 1983 to NGA.

[1] The descent in the family was outlined by Grace Lewis in a letter of 18 August 1960 to John Nicholson Gallery, copy in NGA curatorial files.

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