Provenance Research

Imitator of Richard Cosway
England
Portrait of a Woman Intending to Represent Maria Cosway, probably ca. 1890-1910
Oil on canvas
29 5/8 x 18 3/4 in. (75.2 x 47.6 cm)
Museum Purchase, 1957.213

Description:
Full-length portrait of a woman wearing a white dress, holding a black hat trimmed with ostrich plumes. Landscape in the distance.

Former Attributions:
Richard Cosway [1742-1821]

Alternate Titles:
Portrait of Maria Cosway

Provenance:

    Wilsford Manor, near Amesbury, Wiltshire
     
    (John Levy Galleries, New York [1])
     
Until 1957:   Edith Woodford Balch [1867-1957], Cincinnati, sold at Balch estate sale to [2]
     
1957-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum


Notes:
[1] John Levy Galleries supplied the Frick Art Reference Library, New York, with a photograph of the painting in 1935.

[2] The painting may have been acquired by Edith Woodford Balch's husband, George R. Balch [d. 1932].

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