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Portrait of a Man Seated in an Armchair (said to be William Fairlie)

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James Fairlie, Holms, Kilmarnock, Strathclyde, England (original commission; brother of William Fairlie; d. 1819); 1819, by inheritance to Fairlie-Cuninghame families; sold by family to Thomas Agnew & Sons, London; 1911, sold by Agnew's to Marczell von Nemes, Budapest, Magyarorszag. By 1915, with the Ehrich Galleries, New York [see note 1]; March 21, 1916, sold by the Ehrich Galleries to John Taylor Spaulding, Boston, MA (d. 1948); 1948, bequest of Spaulding. (Accession Date: June 3, 1948) NOTES: [1] March 22-April 10, 1915, this picture was exhibited at the Ehrich Galleries, "Exhibition of Paintings by Gainsborough, Reynolds, Raeburn," New York.

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Bequest of John T. Spaulding

about 1795


127 x 101.6 cm (50 x 40 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas