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FS45: Two Day Fine Art Sale

English Provincial School, 18th Century - Portrait of Black John, Jester, Full-length Standing,

Auction Lot FS45/302

English Provincial School, 18th Century - Portrait of Black John, jester, full-length standing,- oil on canvas, 103 x 62cm * Note. Black John, said to be Jester to J Arscott of Tetcott [of hunting fame]. Arscott [1718-1788] was the last man in England to keep a professional jester and, on his death, left the Tetcott property, where he was buried, to the Molesworths. Black John was so attached to his master that he built a shelter close to the church at Tetcott and there, with an old hound as his sole companion, he grieved away the remainder of his life and died of a broken heart.

English Provincial School, 18th Century - Portrait of Black John, Jester, Full-length Standing, (FS45/302) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 21st January 2020 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

English Provincial School, 18th Century - Portrait of Black John, jester, full-length standing,- oil on canvas, 103 x 62cm * Note. Black John, said to be Jester to J Arscott of Tetcott [of hunting fame]. Arscott [1718-1788] was the last man in England to keep a professional jester and, on his death, left the Tetcott property, where he was buried, to the Molesworths. Black John was so attached to his master that he built a shelter close to the church at Tetcott and there, with an old hound as his sole companion, he grieved away the remainder of his life and died of a broken heart.

Price Realised

£15,500

Department

Pictures

Sale Information

FS45: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 21st January 2020
Wednesday, 22nd January 2020

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 2:00pm on Tuesday, 21st January 2020 as part of the Oil Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings and Pictures section of the sale.

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