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The Art of a Nation:
Three Centuries of Irish Painting


A Study for Lydia by Matthew William Peters, R.A.

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A Study for Lydia
Matthew William Peters, R.A. (1741-1814)
Oil on canvas
73.7 x 63 cms (29 x 24 ¾ ins)

Provenance:
Humphrey Ward, Lady Cairne, Earl of Grosvenor,
Stanhope Shelton and thence by family descent to the previous owner.

Literature:
Lady Victoria Manners, Matthew William Peters, R.A, His Life and Work,
London, 1913, pp.54 and 62, illustrated plate IX
Martin Postle, Angels and Urchins, The Fancy Picture in 18th Century British Art,
Exhibition Catalogue, University of Nottingham and Kenwood House,
London, 1998, pp. 86-87.

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