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Lot 260

Saturday 01 Oct, 2022 - 10.00am

John Callcott Horsley (1817-1903) - Oil painting - Half-length portrait of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, relined canvas 36ins x 28ins, in gilt frame
Provenance: By family descent through Celia Brunel James of Fleet House, Weymouth, granddaughter of Brunel, and thence by descent through the family to the present vendor.
Note: Verso with painted inscription - "This copy from the original portrait of Isambard Kingdom Brunel C.E (now in the possession of Isambard Brunel Esq) was made for H.M. Brunel.C.E. Both pictures were painted by J.C. Horsley.R.A. The original in 1857-the copy in 1885". The earliest portrait dating to 1857 is now in The National Portrait Gallery, London (NPG 979). Horsley subsequently made four copies of that portrait, all but this example now being in public institutions. This example was in the collection of Sir Humphrey Brunel Noble (Fourth Bt 1892-1968). It was exhibited at The Victorian Era Exhibition, 1897 'History Section'. Horsley was the brother-in-law of Brunel.

Estimate £10,000 - 15,000

Plus buyers premium of 27% ยป

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