Lucius and Montague Hare; Younger Sons of Henry Hare, 2nd Lord Coleraine of Bruce Castle by Unknown Artist

Full length portraits of Lucius and Montague Hare, the young sons of Henry Hare, the 2nd Lord Coleraine, owner of Bruce Castle in the 1680s.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
172.5 x 131 cm
Art Fund grant:
£13,125 ( Total: £25,000)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
Elwes & Hanham Ltd

The children are depicted with an African attendant and hound in an Italianate landscape. The painting is one of only two objects that survive from the early history of the house.

Provenance

Henry Hare; possibly Coleraine sale of 1754; Mr Bryant circa 1837; by descent to Mr A Bryant; private collection; Blaffer Collection, Paris, 2000; Elwes & Hanham Ltd.

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