Lot 296
William Morton Jackson Rice (NY, 1854-1922), Portrait of Lettice Lee Wardrop Thomson Sim
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, inscribed on the verso "Copy made by Wm. M. J. Rice March 1905. / from the original Copley," presented in a handsome later gilt composition frame with gallery plaque.

Sight size 46 x 36 in.; Frame dimensions 54.75 x 44.75 in.

From the Collection of James H. Craig and Randy S. Johnson, Sarasota, Florida

From the Estate of Mrs. Camilla Hammond Smith Strange of Annandale Farm, Gordonsville, VA and Warrenton, VA. Born in Washington, D.C., Mrs. Strange was a proud member of the Society of the Lees of Virginia. Like her mother and grandmother, she had a great knowledge and appreciation of antiques and enjoyed decorating with them throughout her home.

This is a copy by Rice after the original painting by John Wollaston in 1753. The original painting, once attributed to John Copley, John Hesselius, and Henry Benbridge, is owned by the Virginia Historical Society, but is on loan to Darnall's Chance House Museum in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland.

Small puncture with associated paint loss in lower right quadrant; stretcher marks.

$1,000 - 3,000