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Title

Stephen Croft

1760


Artist

Sir Joshua Reynolds

England

16 Jul 1723 - 23 Feb 1792


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Other Titles

Lieutenant Stephen Croft

Stephen Croft (1744-1813)

Stephen Croft, Junior


Date

1760


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

76.2 x 63.6 cm stretcher; 95.5 x 82.0 x 7.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1965


Location

Not on display


Accession number

OB1.1966


Artist information

Sir Joshua Reynolds

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Provenance


Harry Croft, Yorkshire/England, Great grandson of Stephen Croft (1744–1813).

Private Collection, Hampshire/England, Before 1964.

Stephen Croft, 1760, England, Painted for Stephen Croft (1712–98) in 1760 and paid for on 8 June 1761.

Stephen Croft, post 1760, England, Passed at an unknown date, after 1760, by Stephen Croft (1712–98). By inheritance to his son Colonel Harry Croft (1775–1853); by inheritance to his son Stephen Croft (1827–71); by inheritance to his son Harry Croft (1857–1926).

Sotheby's London, 09 Dec 1964, London/England, Purchased by Agnew's from Sotheby's London, 9 December 1964, lot 171. Listed in the 'other properties' section of the catalogue as 'Lieutenant [sic] Stephen Croft'. Jointly purchased by Agnew's and Newhouse Galleries for ₤600.

Agnew's, London, 09 Dec 1964-15 Oct 1965, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Agnew's 1965 ('Sir Archer Croft'). Jointly purchased by Agnew's and Newhouse Galleries from Sotheby's London, 9 December 1964, lot 171. Listed in the 'other properties' section of the catalogue as 'Lieutenant Stephen Croft'.


Referenced in 16 publications

Bibliography


Anon., Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Acquisitions for 1966', Sydney, Apr 1967, pp 337–47: p 338, illus p 339.

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, col illus p 16.

Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1966 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1966, pp 27–28, no 27.

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, p 164, illus p 164.

Renée Free, Art and Australia, vol 10, no 1, Art Gallery of New South Wales special number, 'European collection', Sydney, Jul 1972, pp 63–75: p 63.

Algernon Graves and William Vine Cronin, A history of the works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, PRA, 4 vols, London, 1899-1901, vol 1, 1899, p 212.

David Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds: a complete catalogue of his paintings, 2 vols, New Haven, 2000, vol 1 [text], p 154, no 452, illus vol 2 [plates], p 267, fig 491.

Peter Tomory and Robert Gaston, European Paintings before 1800 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1989, p 41, no 107, illus p 41.

Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 1966, Sydney, 1966, p 4.

AGNSW archive AG0894, 1965.

Art Gallery of New South Wales trustees' minutes 1965, Sydney, 1965, p 5569 (22 Oct), p 5596 (25 Feb).

European painting 16th to 19th centuries and Australian painting of the 19th century [in Russian], Moscow, 1979-1980, np, no 27.

Fine art department: Yorkshire fine art and industrial exhibition, York, 1879, p 31, no 606. Lent by Mr Harry Croft.

Art Gallery of New South Wales trustees' minutes 1979, Sydney, 1979, p 9129 (22 June).

Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 1980, Sydney, 1980, p 80.

Catalogue of English eighteenth and nineteenth century drawings and paintings..., London, 09 Dec 1964, p 40, no 171, illus opp p 40. Listed as Lieutenant Stephen Croft, and is in the 'other properties' section.