Lot 73: Rippingille (Alexander, circa 1796-1858). John James Talman, oil on canvas, three-quarter length portrait of an officer putting on his gloves, with his helmet on the table beside, sometime re-lined and discreetly restored, early manuscript label on stretcher, 127 x 102cm (50 x 40ins), ebonised and gilt frame, with Rowley Gallery label on verso. Provenance: By family descent. The manuscript label on the stretcher reads: 'No. 7. Portrait of J.J. Talman Esqr. His Majesty's Honorable Corps of Gentleman at Arms by Alexr. Rippingille, No.91 Dean Street in Soho Square'. John James Talman (1798-1864), the son of Reverend John James and Mary Talman, was born at Peldon, Essex and died at Oak Hall, East Ham, Essex. He married Mary Lea Wilson in 1840 at Streatham, Surrey. He was Gentleman at Arms to three monarchs - George IV, William IV and Queen Victoria (being sworn in on her accession to the throne). He was elected to the Bank of England in 1816 and became Principal of the Chancery and Exchequer Office in 1858. (1)
Dominic Winter's Fine Art & Antiques Auction July 2015
Thursday, 16th July 2015
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