International Art Auction

December 13, 2011

LOT 121
Sir John Watson Gordon (1788-1864)
  • Sir John Watson Gordon (1788-1864)

121

Sir John Watson Gordon (1788-1864), Scottish

PORTRAIT OF MISS ELIZABETH MACK (MRS. THOMAS HENDERSON)

Oil on canvas. Accompanied by letters from the family of the sitter, who were friends of the artist and the marriage contract of Thomas Henderson and Miss Elizabeth Mack on the 13th Sept. 1830.
35.75" x 28" — 90.8 x 71.1 cm.

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $576
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

In a letter to the family pertaining to the Estate of Dr. Thomas Henderson, Montreal, it is stated that the artist painted two portraits of Elizabeth Mack, prior to her marriage to Dr. Thomas Henderson. The second portrait of Elizabeth, known as “Mrs. Thomas Henderson of Press Castle” measuring 50 1/4” x 40 1/4” depicts her wearing a bonnet seated in a chair sold at Skinner auction on January 28, 2010, lot 318.

Provenance:

Dr. Thomas Henderson, Montreal, the sitter’s husband; By descent through the family.

Additional Info:

Department: International Art
Medium: Paintings
Nationality: Scottish