Frances Johnson (née Croke, the Begum Johnson; 1728-1812) hostess

Thomas Hickey (1741 - 1824)

Oil on canvas

c.1784
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    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Frances Johnson (née Croke, the Begum Johnson; 1728-1812) hostess
    Date
    c.1784
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 75.00 cm, width: 62.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Spink & Son, May 1979
    Provenance
    Collection of East India Company agent William Watts (third husband of the sitter); by descent to Edward Poore-Saurin-Watts (on loan to the Ministry of Works / Department of the Environment from 1950 to 1979); by whom sold through Sotheby's, London, on 21 March 1979 (Lot 22), as 'Portrait of Mrs F. Johnson', for £600; with Spink & Son; from whom purchased by the Department of the Environment in May 1979
    GAC number
    14528