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.