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John Trotter

(1756 -  1792 )
TROTTER John The Needham Family In The Grounds Of St. Edmundsbury, Lucan, Near Dublin

Sotheby's
Nov 29, 2001
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John Trotter -  Portrait Of The Hon. John Theophilus Rawdon-hastings

John Trotter - Portrait Of The Hon. John Theophilus Rawdon-hastings

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John Trotter (fl. 1756-1792 Dublin) Portrait of The Hon. John Theophilus Rawdon-Hastings, son of the1st Earl of Moira, small full-length, in the uniform of the 15thRegiment of Foot with a flintlock gun and two dogs at his feet, inan extensive wooded river landscape with a hilltop castle in thedistance with later identifying inscription 'JOHN THEOPHILUS RAWDON HASTINGSSON OF THE EARL OF MOIRA. Fagan, Pinxit 1776' (lower right) oil on canvas 35 x 28 in. (88.9 x 71.1 cm.)
Provenance
Lady Russell; Sotheby's, London, 18 November 1987, lot 49. Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 25 November 1998, lot 33(£28,000).
Literature
A. Crookshank and the Knight of Glin, Ireland's Painters,1600-1940, New Haven and London, 2002, p. 98. The Knight of Glin and James Peill, Irish Furniture, London, 2007,p. 220 (illustrated).
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The sitter was the second son of John Rawdon, 1st Earl of Moira(1720-1793), of Rawdon Hall, Yorkshire, and Moira House, Co. Down,Ireland and the brother of the prominent military commander andpolitician Francis Rawdon Hastings, 2nd Earl of Moira (1754-1826).He is recorded as having visited his uncle the 10th Earl ofHuntingdon in Italy in 1773, together with his elder brother. Hewent on to join the army in which and was commissioned an Ensign in1773, Lieutenant in 1775, and transferred to the 4th Foot in 1777and since the 4th Foot had blue facings on the lapels this portraitmust date from before his transfer in 1777. Rawdon-Hastings servedin North America in the American War of Independence (1775-83)alongside his elder brother, where he lost a leg at the Battle ofBrandywine (11 Sept. 1777), a significant British victory againstthe revolutionary army in the Philadephia campaign launched byGeneral Sir William Howe that year which enabled the capture ofPhiladelphia. He married Fanny, daughter of Joseph Hall Stevensonof Skelton Castle.
John Trotter studied at the Dublin Society Schools in 1755 where hewon three gold premiums and where, according to the HibernianJournal in 1800, 'his Genius was in admiration, and he madedrawings unrivalled probably by any master before or since'. Likemany artists of his generation he was drawn to Rome where hetravelled in 1759 and remained for sixteen years. In Rome he isrecorded as living in the same house as his compatriot thelandscape painter Solomon Delane in the Strada Felice in 1764. Onhis return from Italy he set up as a portrait painter in Dublin,where he is recorded as living in Strafford Street, and laterJervis Street. He showed his work at the Society of Artists andvarious exhibitions in Dublin, and continued to practice until hisdeath. He was married twice, firstly to Marianne, the daughter ofRobert Hunter, the leading portrait painter of his time in Ireland,by whom he had two daughters, who were both artists.
John Trotter - Portrait Of An Officer Of The 18

John Trotter - Portrait Of An Officer Of The 18

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LOT 3

THE PROPERTY OF A LADY

JOHN TROTTER
FL.1756-1792
PORTRAIT OF AN OFFICER OF THE 18
TH
ROYAL IRISH REGIMENT OF FOOT

30,000—50,000 GBP

97.5 by 123 cm., 38 1/2 by 48 1/2 in.

full-length standing, wearing military uniform, in a landscape looking at a monument

oil on canvas, held in a British Regency gilded frame

PROVENANCE
C.I. Conway, by descent to; Mrs. Joan Conway, Turville Court, recorded as by 'Zoffany'; Her sale, Sotheby's London, 22nd March 2000, lot 84, (bt. by the present owner for £98,000)

CATALOGUE NOTE
John Trotter was a successful Irish born portrait painter who studied at the Dublin Society's Schools from circa 1756 'where his genius was in admiration and he made drawings, unrivalled by any master before or since' (see Hibernian Journal, 1800). He subsequently studied in Rome for 16 years between c.1759 and 1773, and on his return married Mary Anne Hunter, the daughter of the pre-eminent Dublin portraitist Robert Hunter, in 1774.
Trotter had a successful practice as a portrait painter in Dublin, first in Stafford Street and then in Jervis Street and Britain Street, often working in partnership with his wife, Mary Anne, who was also an artist. The present portrait can be compared with those of John Rawdon-Hastings and his wife Lady Anne Rawdon, sold at in these rooms on 10th July 1985.
The 18th Royal Irish Regiment of Foot was based in Ireland from 1763 until 1767, and subsequently in North America from 1767 to 1776 and England from 1776 until 1781. It has been suggested, however, that the sitter might well be home on leave, or retired, and is here portrayed alongside a memorial to his wife 'in memoriam'.
John Trotter - Portrait Of An Officer

John Trotter - Portrait Of An Officer

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Lot number: 27
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97.5 by 123 cm., 38 1/2 by 48 1/2 in.
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full-length standing, wearing military uniform, in a landscapelooking at a monument
oil on canvas, held in a British Regency gilded frame
PROVENANCE
C.I. Conway, by descent to;Mrs. Joan Conway, Turville Court, recorded as by 'Zoffany';Her sale, Sotheby's London, 22nd March 2000, lot 84, (bt. by thepresent owner for £98,000)
CATALOGUE NOTE
John Trotter was a successful Irish born portrait painter whostudied at the Dublin Society's Schools from circa 1756 'where hisgenius was in admiration and he made drawings, unrivalled by anymaster before or since' (see Hibernian Journal, 1800). Hesubsequently studied in Rome for 16 years between c.1759 and 1773,and on his return married Mary Anne Hunter, the daughter of thepre-eminent Dublin portraitist Robert Hunter, in 1774.
Trotter had a successful practice as a portrait painter inDublin, first in Stafford Street and then in Jervis Street andBritain Street, often working in partnership with his wife, MaryAnne, who was also an artist. The present portrait can be comparedwith those of John Rawdon-Hastings and his wife Lady Anne Rawdon,sold at in these rooms on 10th July 1985.
John Trotter - Portrait Of Robert Mack, Three-quarter-length, In A Fur-trimmedgreen Coat, Holding Architectural Plans, With A Landscapebeyond

John Trotter - Portrait Of Robert Mack, Three-quarter-length, In A Fur-trimmedgreen Coat, Holding Architectural Plans, With A Landscapebeyond

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John Trotter (? c. 1756-1792 Dublin)
Portrait of Robert Mack, three-quarter-length, in a fur-trimmedgreen coat, holding architectural plans, with a landscapebeyond
signed and dated 'J. Trotter 1784.' (lower right)
oil on canvas
36¼ x 30 in. (92.1 x 76.2 cm.)
Provenance
with Henry Naylor, 8 Upper Liffey Street, Dublin.
Robert Mack was a Dublin architect who is perhaps best known forhaving designed Powerscourt House, Dublin (1771), for RichardWingfield, 3rd 3rd Earl of Powerscourt (1730-1788). The house whichis built out of granite mined from the Powerscourt estate inWicklow took three years to build, cost some /P80,000, and is oneof the finest 18th Century mansions in Dublin. Among his otherdesigns are the Essex Bridge, Dublin (1753-6), the monument to LadyCatherine Somerville in Kentstowne Church, Co. Meath, and theBridge at Newbridge House (1777).
John Trotter studied at the Dublin Society Schools, where hisdrawing was greatly admired and he won three Premiums. He thentravelled to Italy in
circa 1759 returning to Dublin by 1773where he set up as a portrait painter.
John Trotter - The Needham Family In The Grounds Of St. Edmundsbury, Lucan, Near Dublin

John Trotter - The Needham Family In The Grounds Of St. Edmundsbury, Lucan, Near Dublin

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Lot number: 139
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john trotter fl.1756-1792 the needham family in the grounds of st. edmundsbury, lucan, near dublin oil on canvas 101 by 127 cm., 39 3/4 by 50 in. according to family tradition, this picture was painted in 1783 in the grounds of st. edmundsbury the seat of thomas needham at lucan near dublin. mr and mrs needham are shown standing to the left with her three children, rachel holding flowers, richard seated with a dog and thomas standing to the right. seated with the children is their grandmother. the irish artist john trotter studied in dublin in 1756 and then spent sixteen years in italy, retiring to dublin in 1773. we are grateful to professor anne crookshank for suggesting the attribution to trotter. provenance: by family descent from the sitters literature: sir patrick macrory, 'a zoffany controversy'' country life, 1975
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