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