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across top: ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF SR ROBT THROCKMORTON BART; on reverse: peint par N de Largillierre / 1729

Provenance

Commissioned by the brother of the sitter, Sir Robert Throckmorton, 4th Baronet [1702-1791], and placed in the parlor of Weston Underwood, Buckinghamshire (transferred to the Throckmorton manor house of Coughton Court in Warwickshire by 1855); by inheritance in succession to Robert Throckmorton's three grandsons,[1] Sir John Courtenay Throckmorton, 5th Baronet [1753-1819], Sir George Throckmorton, 6th Baronet [1754-1826], and Sir Charles Throckmorton, 7th Baronet [1757-1840], all of Coughton Court; by inheritance to their nephew, Sir Robert George Throckmorton, 8th Baronet [1800-1862],[2] Coughton Court; by inheritance in succession to his sons, Sir Nicholas William George Throckmorton, 9th Baronet [1838-1919] and Sir Richard Charles Acton Throckmorton, 10th Baronet [1819-1927], both of Coughton Court; by inheritance to his grandson, Sir Robert George Maxwell Throckmorton, 11th Baronet [1908-1989],[3] Coughton Court; (sale by order of "The Trustees of the Will of the Late Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, Bart.," Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 26 June 1964, no. 68); (Thos. Agnew and Sons, Ltd., London);[4] sold 29 October 1964 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1957
European Old Masters, City of Manchester Art Gallery, 1957, no. 173, as Elizabeth Throckmorton in a Dominican Habit.
1969
In Memoriam, Ailsa Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1969, unnumbered checklist.
Bibliography
1855
Inventory of Portraits at Coughton Court. Original manuscript preserved at Coughton Court, 1855: 10.
1930
Throckmorton, Charles Wickliffe. A Genealogical and Historical Account of the Throckmorton Family in England and the United States. Richmond, Virginia, 1930: 139.
1937
Vertue, George. "The Notebooks of George Vertue - V." Walpole Society 26 (1937-1938): 26:105.
1957
Waterhouse, Ellis K. "The Manchester Exhibition 1857." The Burlington Magazine 90, no. 657 (December 1957): 414, 415, no. 657, fig. 24.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 73.
1966
Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 2:298, color repro.
1966
Teyssèdre, Bernard. "Largillière's Portrait of Elizabeth Throckmorton." Art News 64, no. 9 (January 1966): 44-47, 68, color repro.
1968
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 63, repro.
1970
Master Paintings. Thos. Agnew and Sons, Ltd., London, 1970: cited under no. 15.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 188, repro.
1975
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 326, repro.
1979
Watson, Ross. The National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1979: 81, pl. 69.
1982
Rosenfeld, Myra Nan. Largillierre and the Eighteenth-Century Portrait. Exh. cat. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, 1981. Montreal, 1982: 246-247, 274-275, repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 324, no. 429, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 221, repro.
1985
Jackson-Stops, Gervase. The Treasure Houses of Britain: Five Hundred Years of Private Patronage and Art Collecting. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New Haven, 1985: 227, cited under no. 148.
1992
Brême, Dominique. "Nicolas de Largilliere." In La Cour des Stuarts à Saint-Germain-en-Laye du temps de Louis XIV. Exh. cat. Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Paris, 1992: 108.
1992
Rosenfeld, Myra Nan. "La culture de Largillierre." Revue de l'art 92(1992): 49, 53 n. 68, 50, repro.
1993
Hemingway, Vincent, and Jeffrey Haworth. Coughton Court and the Throckmortons. Norwich, 1993: 18.
1993
Levey, Michael. Painting and Sculpture in France 1700-1789. New Haven and London, 1993: 8, 10, color repro.
2003
Radford, Ron. "Recent acquisitions at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide." The Burlington Magazine 145, no. 1201 (April 2003): 329.
2004
Rowell, Christopher. "National Trust Acquisitions, 2003-2004." Apollo 160, no. 513 (n.s.) (November 2004): 72.
2005
Radford, Ron. Island to Empire: 300 Years of British Art 1550-1850. Exh. cat. Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2005: 91, 92, repro.
2006
Rosenberg, Pierre. Only in America: One Hundred Paintings in American Museums Unmatched in European Collections. Milan, 2006: 124-125, 232, 238, color fig.
2009
Conisbee, Philip, et al. French Paintings of the Fifteenth through the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2009: no. 68, 303-310, color repro.
2009
Marshall, Peter, and Geoffrey Scott, eds. Catholic Gentry in English Society: The Throckmortons of Coughton from Reformation to Emancipation. Farnham and Burlington, 2009: 190-192, 195, 196 fig. 7.4b.
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