One of Gainsborough's Earliest Portraits up for Sale

March 9 2022

Image of One of Gainsborough's Earliest Portraits up for Sale

Picture: Cheffins

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Interesting news that the auction house Cheffins will be auctioning off one of Thomas Gainsborough's earliest portraits later this month. The portrait of an unknown lady was discovered by the art historian James Innes-Mulraine in 2016 where it was purchased at a provincial auction house catalogued as 'Circle of Arthur Devis'. Fortunately, research proved otherwise and the painting was eventually accepted by Hugh Belsey, compiler of the artist's portrait catalogue raisonné, as an early Gainsborough dating to c.1742.

The portrait will be sold on 23rd March 2022 carrying an estimate of £30,000 - £50,000.

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