British Works of Art Online Auction

November 10, 2016

LOT 117

Lot 117

Circle of John Hayter (1800-1891)

Circle of John Hayter (1800-1891)
Lot 117 Details
Circle of John Hayter (1800-1891), British


Oil on canvas; titled to the nameplate
55" x 43" — 139.7 x 109.2 cm.

Estimate $1,000-$2,000

Realised: $1,080
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Circle of John Hayter (1800-1891)
  • Circle of John Hayter (1800-1891)
  • Circle of John Hayter (1800-1891)

Private Collection, from a residence in Hamilton, Ontario;
From whom acquired by the present Private Collection when they purchased the house in circa 2000


British artist John Hayter executed a portrait of William Alexander Mackinnon, MP of Britain, standing that was later engraved.

Mackinnon wrote three books, "Thoughts on the Currency Question", “Public Opinion" and "The History of Civilization". The last two titles the sitter wrote are depicted in the painting. He holds a letter addressed to him.


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LOT 117

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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