Friday 21 February 2014

Lady Mary Found

The Sutcliffe Galleries have announced the rediscovery of this painting by Victorian artist Jerry Barrett: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu in Turkey (1858). It was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1858, then disappeared into a family's private collection. Twice in the last 22 years a leading London auction house has misattributed this painting to the "circle of Horsley", first in 1990 when the family took it for appraisal and then in 2012 when they put it up for sale. The Sutcliffe Galleries correctly identified it and recognized its importance (CLICK). They will be displaying it on their stand at the BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair, which takes place in the Duke of York Square in London from 19 - 25 March (CLICK).


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