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There were two matching portraits by Jean-Baptiste Greuze in the Herbert family. These were of:
The Greuze portrait was inherited by Reebkomp's descendant Arthur F.V. Gibbon.
The above photo shows the Greuze hanging in Lawn House in Apr 1913.
See full size and original.
See close-up and further close-up.
Shows that the Greuze was quite a large picture.
Note the oval frame matches the frame of the picture of the 11th Earl. The frames seem identical.
To the left and right are the portraits of
Capt. Robert Gibbon
which are still in the family.
Detail also shows the silhouette of William Henry Gibbon.
Arthur F.V. Gibbon sold the Greuze sometime between 1913 and 1926 to meet debts (notably school fees). Maybe the above picture of it is cut out of the auction catalogue. The photo looks very professional.
Its whereabouts are now unknown.