Sir William Beechey - Portrait of Charles Brudenell-Bruce, 1st Marquess of Ailesbury (1773)


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Title Portrait of Charles Brudenell-Bruce, 1st Marquess of Ailesbury
Charles Brudenell-Bruce, 1st Marquess of Ailesbury (1773-1856) was the second son of Thomas Brudenell, 1st Earl of Ailesbury and his wife Susanna, daughter of Henry Hoare and widow of Viscount Dungarvon. He married the Hon. Henrietta Maria Hill, daughter of Lord Berwick, in 1793. Following her death in 1831 he married Maria Elizabeth Tollemache. He succeeded his father in 1814 and was created Marquess of Ailesbury by George IV at the time of his Coronation.
Date 19th century
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions 74.5 × 62 cm (29.3 × 24.4 in)
Object history By descent from the sitter to Lady Violet Louisa, daughter of the 6th Marquess of Ailsebury who married James Binney;
thence by descent until sold in London, Sotheby's, 18 February 1997, lot 143 (bt. for £5,200 by the present owner)
Exhibition history London, Royal Academy, 1821, no. 186
Source/Photographer Sotheby's London, 14 April 2011, lot 159


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