Sotherby Auction of Artworks from Linley Wood
2 November 1949

In the Sotheby's Catalogue for their sale held at their Bond Street Galleries in London, 2 November 1949, the following lots for auction were listed as the property of Capt CH Heath-Caldwell.  These artworks had all previously been at Linley Wood, Talke, Staffordshire.

The lots were as follows:

81. School of Van Dyck.  Three-quarter length Portrait of a Lady, in white dress and blue scarf, seated in a pensive mood.
Italian School, 16th Century.  Portrait of a Lady (said to be Lucrezia D'Este), three-quarter length, in a jewelled and embroidered white dress.  Sold for £22 to unknown.

82. By Kneller.  Queen Anne: three-quarter length portrait, seated to the right, wearing a brown dress: in her left hand she holds an orange, in her right a sceptre, in a period frame, dated 1703.  48 ½ inch by 38 inch (originally from the Stowe Park sale).  Sold for £8 to C W Freeman.

83. By Sir Peter Lely.  Princess Mary: three-quarter length portrait, seated in a landscape; she wears a mauve dress, with a scarlet and ermine cloak.  49 inch by 39 inch (originally from the Stowe Park sale).  Sold for £18 to Raeder (not sure of spelling).

84. By J Wright of Derby.  Thomas Bentley, partner of Josiah Wedgwood in the Pottery Factory in Staffordshire: half length portrait, seated at a table with his books.  36 inch by 28 inch (exhibited at the National Portrait Exhibition held in the South Kensington Museum, 1867, no. 577).  Sold for £45 to Knoedler.

85. English School, 1653.  Bust Portrait of Man (Lord Glencairne?), in a black dress with white collar, panel painted oval.  9 ¼ inch by 7 ¼ inch (originally from the collection of the Earl of Shrewsbury, Alton Towers).  Sold for £5 to P H Taylor.

86. By Stella.  Two Decorative Panels, with putti playing, a pair, on panel.  7 ¾ inch by 6 ½ inch (2 items).  Sold for £4 to Frank.

87. By G B Moroni.  A Portait Group: portrait of a gentlemen and a lady in black dresses, and a little girl in a brown dress wearing a coral necklace, holding a pair of doves with both hands.  28 ¼ inch by 34 inch (originally from the collection of the Earl of Shrewsbury, Alton Towers).  Sold for £50 to R E A Wilson.

88. By T Whitcombe.  British Men-o'-War off the Cape of Good Hope, signed "T. Whitcomb" and dated 1817.  27 ½ inch by 42 inch.  Sold for £250 to Leggatt.

89. School of Van Dyck.  Half-length portrait of Queen Henrietta Maria, in brown dress with lace collar and cuffs, standing by a table. 
By Kneller.  Three-quarter length Portrait of Sarah Duchess of Marlborough, in blue and white dress (both originally from the Stowe Park sale).  Sold for £30 to C W Freeman.

90. By Wissing.  Three-quarter length Portrait of Princess Mary, seated, in blue and brown robes, holding a rose. 
School of Van Dyck.  Three-quarter length Portrait of Mary Lady Wharton, in white dress, picking roses (both originally from the Stowe Park sale).  Sold for £30 to unknown.

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