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Follower of Thomas Gainsborough FRSA (1727-1788), English School Antique Oil Portrait Painting of a Gentleman Wearing a Tricorn Hat

  • Reference : HAFRA
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Height 76cm x width 60cm x depth 2cm
  • Price : £3950


Sourced from a private Suffolk-based farmhouse here in England, we offer for sale this fine 18th Century English School Portrait of a gentleman (possibly a lawyer).

Interestingly, the canvas bears the name of Thomas Gainsborough verso.  Could the portrait be by the artist himself bearing in mind he originated from Suffolk and the portrait was sourced there?

Image-wise and stylistically, the canvas does bear similarities to Gainsborough's earlier works and the tricorn hat (an unusual feature in portraits of the period) does bear a resemblance to the tricorn hat displayed in the portrait of Mr and Mrs Andrews (painted in about 1750) and held in the collection of The National Gallery in London.

The above is purely our opinion and any potential buyer must make up their own mind.

Condition - offered for sale unframed. Cleaned historically. There is a minor surface mark, specifically to his right lapel to the right of his stock however this does not really detract and the portrait still displays incredibly well.

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