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Margaret Oxenden

circa 1757-circa 1759


Joseph Wright of Derby


03 Sep 1734 - 29 Aug 1797


Other Titles

Margaret, Lady Oxenden

Lady Oxenden


circa 1757-circa 1759

Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas


126.3 x 102.0 cm stretcher; 151.7 x 127.0 x 7.5 cm frame

Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Purchased 1952

Accession number


Artist information

Joseph Wright of Derby

Works in the collection


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Oxenden family, England

William Randolph Hearst, California/United States of America, dates unknown

Agnew's, London, London/England, dates unknown

Countess of Strafford, pre 20 Nov 1931, England, Sold by the executors of Cora, Countess of Strafford, deceased at Christie's London, 20 November 1931, lot 41, 'The Property of Lady Capel Cure', £220 10s to 'AM' on behalf of a private client.

Private Collection, 20 Nov 1931-20 Jul 1934, England, Purchased at Christies London, 20 November 1931, lot no. 41 'The Property of Lady Capel Cure' £220. Sold Christie’s London, 20 July 1934, lot 14, £220 10s to Permain (art dealer), 'from the Collection of Lady Capel Cure'.

Permain, post 20 Jul 1934, [dealer] Purchased at Christies London, 20 July 1934, lot no. 14, 230gns

Source unknown, pre 1952, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW in London 1952.

Referenced in 5 publications


Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, p 91, illus p 91.

Peter Tomory and Robert Gaston, European Paintings before 1800 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1989, p 30, no 64, illus p 30.

Old masters, New York, 31 Oct 2017, np, no 49.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Connoisseur, London, Jun 1936, p 309.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Connoisseur, Period Guide - Early Georgian, London, pl 26c. as c1750