Lot 61

THOMAS BEACH (MILTON ABBAS 1738-1806 DORECHESTER)
Portrait of Robert Helyar (c.1748-1781), half-length, in uniform 
transcribed ‘Robert Helyar Aged 20 years / 1768’ (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
30 x 25 3/8 in. (76.2 x 64.4 cm.)

PROVENANCE:
By descent through the sitter’s family at Coker Court, Yeovil, Somerset.
Colonel and Mrs Walker Heneage, by 1937, and by descent to the present owner.

EXHIBITED:
Bristol, R.W.A., Art Treasures of the West Country, 24 May-26 June 1937, no. 127 (lent by Mrs.Walker Heneage).

Estimate: £2,000-£3,000