William Greenwood & Cycill Calmady
William Greenwood & Cycill Calmady William Greenwood & Cycill Calmady William Greenwood & Cycill Calmady William Greenwood & Cycill Calmady

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William Greenwood & Cycill Calmady "His Granddaughter" by Artist Frederick Richard Say 19th Century Oil Portrait

Ref: 0395 / LA9388

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AN EXCEPTIONAL DISCOVERY OF A VERY IMPORTANT PORTRAIT WITH CLOSE FAMILY TIES AND BY ASSOCIATION TO SIR THOMAS LAWRENCE'S MOST FAMOUS PAINTING OF THE "CALMADY CHILDREN",SO WELL KNOWN & DOCUMENTED IN THE ART WORLD TODAY.

This rare portrait has been discovered recently and has been away in London for the last eight months,undergoing a full and expensive restoration to the highest of standards,to include the original re-leafing in 9crt gold of the very ornate frame,which looks absolutely stunning and in fantastic overall condition.

The portrait depicts one of the five Calmady children,namely Cycill-Christiana Calmady b1823,younger sister to the two elder famous Calmady sisters painted by Sir Thomas Lawrence.as seen in our attached final image number 5.

The well known and famous portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is currently owned and on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art in New York and is a priceless exhibit,BELIEVED TO HAVE COST THEM £1 MILLION TO BUY,and which was recorded as sold back in 1886 by Christies for the huge sum of £1869.

This fine example we have offered for sale is painted by the portraiture artist Frederick Richard Say,and was commissioned by Emily nee-Greenwood Calmady,the childrens mother,who has hand written the following note /info on the verso:

INSCRIBED VERSO:

" William Greenwood Esquire - born March 1764
Died April 1844 -Painted by F.R.Say 1833 with his
Grandaughter Cycill C.Calmady,in her 10th year "

( "This Copy made 1850 by his daughter Emily Calmady ")
* The latter note is actually intended to convey the identity of the person making the inscription.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

FREDERICK RICHARD SAY 1804 - 1868)
Was a notable society portrait painter in London between about 1830 and 1860, undertaking commissions for portraits of many famous and important figures such as Earl Grey, Sir Robert Peel, the Duke of Wellington and the Royal family.

Emily Calmady was marriied in 1816 to a gentleman named Charles-Biggs Calmady ( b.1791 ) of Langdon Hall County of Devon.

Emily nee-Greenwood Calmady's father,was William Greenwood Esq,a builder from Brookwood Hampshire,who is shown depicted with his grandaughter,when she was aged just 10 years old.

ABOUT GRANDAUGHTER CYCILL-CHRISTIANA:

In 1854 Cycill Christiana married William Frederick Collier.The Collier family in the early 19th century resided in Plymouth,but by the end of the century had acquired Woodtown in the parish of Sampford Spinney.
The Collier family are presently the most direct decendants of the Calmady line.

CONDITION:

The portrait has been wax re-lined and professionally cleaned and lightly revarnished,but retaining all the original painted surfaces.

Due to age there are signs of crackleture in the fleshy areas of the arms and faces,consistant with age and normally seen with most paintings to some degree on closer inspection,but much less obvious from a reasonable distance,especially when the portrait is seen in normal light.

DATE PAINTED: Circa 1833

MEASUREMENTS:
HEIGHT 42 Inches Inc.Frame
WIDTH: 41 Inches Inc.Frame

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AFTER FURTHER RESEARCH & ASSESSMENT THIS FINE POTRAIT WOULD BE A VALUABLE ACQUISITION ESPECIALLY TO THE
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART IN NEW YORK.

RECENTLY REDUCED
FROM £15,000 TO £12000 FOR QUICK SALE

OUR REF: 0395 * A GOOD INVESTMENT *


Measurements

Height : 1066.8 mm - 42 in

Width : 1041.4 mm - 41 in

All measurements including frame length.

Declaration

Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art has clarified that the 19th Century oil portrait (0395 / LA9388) is antique and it's date/period of manufacture is 1833.

Condition

The portrait has been wax re-lined and professionally cleaned and lightly revarnished,but retaining all the original painted surfaces. Due to age there are signs of crackleture in the fleshy areas of the arms and faces, consistant with age and normally seen with most paintings to some degree on closer inspection, but much less obvious from a reasonable distance, especially when the portrait is seen in normal light.

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