Discoveries

Institutions and collectors who have acquired paintings and works of art include:

British Museum, London; Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, Vienna; Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris; Parliamentary Art Collection, London; Garrick Club, London; East India Club, London; St.Paul’s School, London; Westminster School, London; Oxford University; Cambridge University; Yale University; Raby Castle, England; Fine Arts College Hampstead, London. Curators & Directors of the following: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Tate Britain, London; National Portrait Gallery, London; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Courtauld Institute of Art, London; Sir John Soane’s Museum, London; Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio; Spitalfields Trust, London; The American Museum in Britain; English Heritage; The National Trust; United States Embassy, London.

 

Robert Nanteuil (1623-1678) - Louis XIV (1638-1715)
Robert Nanteuil (1623-1678)
Louis XIV (1638-1715)
Pastel on paper; 20.5 by 16.5 ins; 52 x 42 cm
Provenance: King Umberto II of Italy, Castello di Racconigi, Turin; by descent to HRH Princess Maria Beatrice of Savoy
Research undertaken revealed the correct attribution of both artist and sitter and the work was acquired by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, in conjunction with Christies.

Austrian School, c.1704 - Count Claude Florimond de Mercy (1666-1734)
Austrian School, c.1704
Count Claude Florimond de Mercy (1666-1734)
Oil on canvas; 36 by 29 ½ ins; 91 x 75 cm
Provenance: Schloss Milkel, Saxony, Germany.
Research undertaken revealed the identity of the sitter and the work was acquired by the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, Vienna.

John Weesop (fl.1640s- c.1653)
Thomas, 2nd Baron Jermyn (1633-1703)
Oil on panel; 15 ½ by 12 ¼ ins; 39 x 31 cm
Provenance: The Jermyn family, Rushbrooke Hall, Suffolk; Oakes family, Nowton Court, Suffolk.
Research and cleaning undertaken revealed the identity of both artist and sitter and the work was acquired by a relative of the Jermyn family.

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George Henry Harlow (1787-1819)
Catherine Stephens, (1794-1882)
Actress and Countess of Essex. Oil on canvas; 30 by 25 in; 76 x 63.5 cm.
Discovered in a deceased’s estate, cleaning and research revealed both artist and sitter and the portrait was acquired by the Garrick Club, London

Sir Joshua Reynolds
John Powell (fl.1769-1785)
After Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)
The 4th Duke of Marlborough and his family c.1780. Oil on canvas.
This important painting is a reduced version of the monumental family group painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds throughout 1777. Discovered in 2017 it is now in an important private collection.

John Coleridge Patteson
George Richmond R.A. (1809-1896)
John Coleridge Patteson (1821-1871), Bishop of Melensia
Chalks and stump on buff paper.
This portrait, drawn in 1854, depicts John Patteson on the threshold of his career as a missionary and is the last known image of him taken from life before he ventured to the South Seas and an untimely death. Lost for decades it was rediscovered in 2015 and was acquired by Merton College, Oxford, Patteson’s alma mater.