Item Location:

The Artist's Mother, Head and Bust: Three Quarters Right


Edward Smith Jr. (2nd half of 19th century), London; Theodore Irwin (1827-1902), Oswego, New York; from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1900.


Signed in monogram and dated, "RHL 1628" (the '2' reversed in state II). Notes: Watermark: None. Plate trimmed [from 67/66 x 63 mm]. (White and Boon) Strokes added under right eye. Bust elaborated and completed. Signed and dated.

Item Location:

The Artist's Mother: Head Only, Full Face

John Barnard (d.1784), London; August Artaria (1807-1893), Vienna; George W. Vanderbilt (1862-1914); 
from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1905.
Signed in monogram and dated center left, "RHL 1628" (the '2' reversed in state II).
Watermark: None.


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