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Title Portrait of Dr C. M. Ingleby of Valentines Mansion, Ilford
Collection Redbridge Museum, London
Artist Schmitt, Guido Philipp (German painter, 1834-1922)
Date 1879 (dated)
Signed yes
Description Quarter length portrait of Clement Mansfield Ingleby (1823-1886). Born near Birmingham, he graduated from Cambridge in 1847, to enter practise as a solicitor, but abandoned law for literature in 1859. His early works were philosophical in nature, but he is best known as a Shakespearean scholar and author of a long series of works on that subject. He was Vice-President of the Royal Society of Literature.
Current Accession Number 1997.1070
Inscription front ur 'Guido Schmidt Pinx 1879'
Subject portrait (Ingleby, Clement Mansfield)
Measurements 61.8 x 51.1 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Purchased from Holcombe Ingleby 1912.
Provenance Possibly commissioned by Clement Mansfield Ingleby (1823-1886); by descent to Sarah Ingleby (1823-1906); by descent to Holcombe Ingleby.
Notes May have been given by Sarah Ingleby, wife of Clement Mansfield Ingleby. Over the years Mrs Ingleby donated land from her estate to the town of Ilford to create Valentines Park, which opened in 1899. The painting is noted as being given by her, however the mansion in which it presumably hung was only purchased by the council in 1912 from Holcombe Ingleby. Exactly when the painting came into the council's possession, whether it was purchased from Holcombe Ingleby 'in her name', or personally given by her when she was alive, is unknown. It seems safest to presume that it was purchased along with the rest of the collection and the mansion in 1912.
Rights Owner London Borough of Redbridge
Author Malcolm Barclay

 

 

 

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