Philip Alexius de Laszlo's Lady Frances Gresley
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 Lady Frances Gresley
Philip Alexius de Laszlo -- British painter (1869-1937)
Private Collection
Oil on Canvas
98 x 72 cm (38 ½ x 28 ¼ in.)
Signed and dated l.l. de László / 1924. July; inscribed u.l. LADY FRANCES GRESLEY
Jpg: Sothebys

From Matt Davies
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 

Sir Robert Gresley (1866-1936), eleventh Baronet, inherited the Gresley family seat, Drakelow Hall, Burton-on-Trent, in 1868, at age two. He married Lady Frances Louisa Spencer-Churchill (1870-1954), daughter of the eighth Duke of Marlborough, on 6 June 1893. They had three sons and a daughter. In 1931 the Gresleys moved from Drakelow Hall due to financial constraints; two years later, the contents of the home were sold in a seven-day, 2000-lot sale. These portraits remained with the family until they were offered for sale by Sotheby’s in 2004.

Sir Robert Gresley, Eleventh Baronet

John Singer Sargent
Duke of Marlborough Family
(9th Duke)
(Brother to Lady Frances Louisa Spencer-Churchill)


Commissioned by the sitter and thence by family descent to the present owner; 


Sold  by Sotheby’s London, Modern British Art, 2 June 2004, lot 42, Sale L04140, with an estimate of £6,000-8000.   Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:   24,000 GBP

By:  Natasha Wallace
Copyright 1998-2004 all rights reserved
Created 6/2/2004
Updated 6/2/2004