January 26, 2019 09:00 AM EST Asheville, North Carolina


Follower of William Beechey

(British, 1753-1839)

Portrait of an Officer in Military Uniform, possibly Captain Honywood (Philip Honywood?), unsigned, oil on canvas, 24 x 20 in.; gilt wood and composition frame, 30 x 25 in.


A label verso this painting indicates the artist a "Reynolds" (Sir Joshua Reynolds) and the sitter as "Honeywood" which was most often spelled without the "e". In 1901 a work of the same size, attributed to Sir William Beechey, was sold in New York at a sale of art including the collections of  Eugene Fishof of Paris and T.J. Blakeslee of New York [American Art Journal, vol. 3, 1900-1901]. Beechey does not mention a Honywood sitter in his records. While Sir Joshua Reynolds painted members of the Honywood family, he does not list this painting either.

Provenance:Private Collection, Highlands, North Carolina


lined with paste and linen, crackle, some retouch; frame with wear

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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