Object Information

oil on canvas
Bequest of Charles J. Rosenbloom
© Public Domain


Sir Joshua Reynolds [1723-1792]; likely commissioned by Richard Edgcumbe, 2nd Baron Edgcumbe [1716-1761], London, England, c. 1759; by gift or descent to his mistress, the sitter, Ann Franks Day (Lady Ann Fenoulhet) [c.1728-1790], London, England, until c. 1763, Calais, France, c. 1763 until c. 1790 [1]; possibly sold for the benefit of her granddaughter Lydia de la Villebague, Paris, France, after 1790 [2]. Sir Thomas Baring [1772-1848], by 1845 until 1848 [3]; by descent to Thomas George Baring, 1st Earl of Northbrook [1826-1904], until 1904 [4]; by descent to Francis George Baring, 2nd Earl of Northbrook [1850-1929], until 1929; Florence Anita, Countess of Northbrook, his wife [1861-1946], London, 1929 until February 1938; Christie, Manson & Woods, London, June 11, 1937, no. 15 [5]; sold at Christie, Manson & Woods, February 25, 1938, no. 120 [6]; purchased by Markey, February 25, 1938 [7]. Symons Galleries, New York, NY, in April 1938 [8]. Charles J. Rosenbloom [1898-1973], Pittsburgh, PA (Lugt Suppl. 633b), by February 1946 until April 1, 1973 [9]; bequest to Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, February 1974.

[1]. Ann Franks Day married Sir Peter Fenoulhet (sometimes spelled Fenhoulet) in July 1762. She was his second wife.
[2]. See copy of Lady Fenoulhet's will in curatorial file.
[3]. See Graves and Cronin "A History of the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, P. R. A.", Volume 1, London, 1899.
[4]. Edward Hamilton's "Catalogue Raisonné of the Engraved Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, P. R. A.", London, 1884, p. 171 adds the following information about the portrait; "FENHOULET, LADY. Painted 1760. Damaged by fire; has been restored. Lord Northbrook."
[5]. Countess of Northbrook sale, entitled "Pictures by Old Masters" as "Portrait of Lady Anne Fenhoulet;" bought in. [6]. "Important Ancient and Modern Pictures and Drawings" under the heading "The Property of a Lady". Annotated sales catalogues (E. Waterhouse) at Getty Research Institute identify the seller at the 1938 sale as Lady Northbrook. [7]. The buyer, "Markey," and purchase price, £115, 10s., at the 1938 sale are from an annotated sales catalogue at the Frick Research Library.
[8]. Reported and illustrated in "The Connoisseur" issue of June 1938.
[9]. The painting was included in the exhibition "Paintings and Prints from the Collection of Charles J. Rosenbloom" that was held at the museum in February-March 1946.


* Collection Data

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