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23 October 2016, 11:00 EST
Stamford, CT, USALive Auction
Lot 172: 18th C English Portrait Attrib. to Joshua Reynolds(122 views)
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Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
Description: Antique 18th C English Portrait Attributed to Joshua Reynolds. The picture is a portrait of Dorothy Gregor (nee Dorothy Harris of Pickwell), who died in 1790 at the age of 90. Mrs. Gregor was the second wife of Francis Gregor of the Trewarthenick Estate of Cornwall (1686-1762), mother of Francis Gregor Sr (1728-1786), and grandmother of Member of Parliament Francis Gregor (1760-1815). The Gregor family was quite a prominent family in Cornwall and their extensive family records are held by the Cornwall Record Office http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/deta ils/rd/42027180-21db-44e1-bb26-9dc1438820ea). The Trewarthenick Estate, one of the Gregor familys several land holdings, was purchased in 2008 by businessman Marcus Evans (this is the link to Marcus Evans bio: http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/marcus_evan s_makes_new_investment_1_163978). The portrait of Mrs. Gregor is approximately 24 inches wide and 29 1/2 inches long (61 cm x 75 cm). The carved gilt frame is approximately 31 inches wide and 38 inches
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