Medals from the Collection of the Revd. John Watson

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Date of Auction: 25th November 2013


Estimate: £60 - £80

Great Britain, Penelope Pingo, c. 1775, an oval plaster portrait by L. Pingo, youthful bust left, 93 x 75mm (Eimer 145, this piece). Only fine but a unique record £60-80


Provenance: L. Pingo Collection; S. Bousfield Collection, Sotheby Auction, 28 July 1930, lot 212 (part).

Penelope Pingo (1752-1823), brother of the engraver Lewis Pingo, was born in Holborn. She married John Hanson (1749-1818) in 1773 and perhaps this portrait was executed about that time. They emigrated to Connecticut but later in life she returned to live in Camden, London