- Listed: January 1, 1970 12:00 am
- Title: Portrait of Lady Janet Sinclair, Lady Traill o'Habbister and Rattar
- Artist: Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A.
- Format (cm): 126.3 x 101.6 cm.
- Format (in): 49¾ x 40 in.
- Last Sale price: 56 250,00
- Last Sale date:
Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A. (Edinburgh 1756-1823) Portrait of Lady Janet Sinclair, Lady Traill o’Habbister and Rattar oil on canvas 49¾ x 40 in. (126.3 x 101.6 cm.)
James Christie Traill, Castlehill House, Caithness; his sale, Christie’s London, 14 July 1911, lot 109 (14,700 gns. to the following). with Duveen, London and New York. with Henry Reinhardt, New York, 1912, from whom purchased in 1912 by Edward Drummond Libbey, by whom gifted in 1926 to the Toledo Museum of Art.
PROPERTY OF THE TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND
J. Greig, Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A. , London, 1911, p. 61. B.M. Godwin, Catalogue of European Paintings , Toledo, 1939, pp. 296-297. ‘Raeburn Portraits in the Museum,’ Toledo Museum of Art Museum News , no. 105-106, March-June 1944, repr. M.F. Rogers Jr., ‘Gentlemen and Gentry,’ Toledo Museum of Art Museum News , III, no. 2, Spring 1960, p. 33. The Toledo Museum of Art, European Paintings , Toledo, 1976, pp. 133-134, pl. 323. J.D. Morse, Old Master Paintings in North America , New York, 1979, p. 222. D. Mackie, Raeburn, Life and Art, the Complete Catalogue of the Artist’s Work , unpbulished PhD thesis, University of Edinburgh and Yale, IV, no. 711.
Wick, Scotland, Temperance Hall, Caithness-Shire Art, 15 October 1874, no. 29. Toledo Museum of Art, Inaugural Exhibition , 17 January-12 February 1912, no. 199. Cleveland Museum of Art, Inaugural Exhibition , 6 June-20 September 1916, no. 22. Toledo Museum of Art, Portraits and Portraiture Throughout the Ages , 3-31 October 1937, no. 28.
We are grateful to David Mackie, St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, for confirming the attribution. It is to be included in his forthcoming publication Complete Catalogue of Raeburn .