British Works of Art Online Auction

November 10, 2016

LOT 117
Circle of John Hayter (1800-1891)
  • Circle of John Hayter (1800-1891)
  • Circle of John Hayter (1800-1891)
  • Circle of John Hayter (1800-1891)

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Circle of John Hayter (1800-1891), British

PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM ALEXANDER MACKINNON SEATED THREE-QUARTER LENGTH (BRITISH POLITICIAN, BORN 1789-DIED 1878)

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 ?

About artist/note:

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.

Provenance:

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