- Listed: January 1, 1970 12:00 am
- Title: Portrait of Miss Christina Thomson, o'Camphill, later Mrs. White, half-length
- Artist: Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A.
- Format (cm): 76.2 x 63.5 cm.
- Format (in): 30 x 25 in.
- Last Sale price: 21 250,00
- Last Sale date:
Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A. (Stockbridge 1756-1823 Edinburgh) Portrait of Miss Christina Thomson, o’Camphill, later Mrs. White, half-length oil on canvas 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)
Robert Thomson (sitter’s father), Camphill, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Sir Robert White-Thomson, K.C.B., Broomford Manor, Devon, by 1901. Ven. Leonard Jauncey White-Thomson, Archdeacon of Canterbury, until 1921; his sale, Sotheby’s, London, 27 June 1921, lot 64, where acquired by the following. with Sulley & Co., London. with Howard Young, New York. Arthur J. Secor, by whom gifted in 1933 to the Toledo Museum of Art.
PROPERTY OF THE TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND
W. Armstrong, Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A. , London, 1901, p. 133. E. Pinninton, Sir Herny Raeburn, R.A. , London, 1904, p. 253 (as Mrs. Christine White). J. Grieg, Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A. , London, 1911, pp. 61-62. W. Roberts, Miss Christina Thomson (Mrs. White) by Sir Henry Raeburn , London, 1921. B.M. Godwin, Catalogue of European Paintings , Toledo, 1939, pp. 298-299. ‘Raeburn Portraits in the Museum,’ Toledo Museum of Art Museum News , nos. 105-106, March-June 1944, repr. The Toledo Museum of Art, European Paintings , Toledo, 1976, pp. 133-134, pl. 325. J.D. Morse, Old Master Paintings in North America , New York, 1979, p. 222. D. Mackie,
(Probably) London, Forbes & Patterson’s Gallery, 1902.
We are grateful to David Mackie, St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, for confirming the attribution. He notes that this portrait as well as a portrait of the sitter’s sister, Mrs. James Menteith (Mackie no. 531); Christie’s, New York, 10 October 1991, lot 164), was made by the artist for the sitters’ father, Robert Thomson o-Camphill, and was paid for by 20 October 1821. It is to be included in his forthcoming publication Complete Catalogue of Raeburn .