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Follower of John Wollaston the Younger (1710-1775) - English School Antique Oil On Canvas Portrait of Reverend William Mellish

Follower of John Wollaston the Younger (1710-1775) - English School Antique Oil On Canvas Portrait of Reverend William Mellish

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An 18th Century English School antique oil on canvas portrait of the Reverand William Mellish after the artist John Wollaston the Younger.

Depicted standing half-length in a landscape.

Verso, an old label is inscribed 'The Rev. W.J. Mellish / Orston Vicarage / with great care.' attached to the stretcher, indistinctly inscribed 'George Pyke [?]' to the stretcher.

Provenance:  Private Collection, UK. Note: Reverend William Mellish (1739-1789), was born in Guernsey, and served as the vicar of Orston, Nottinghamshire, in 1771, and of Winestead, Yorkshire, in 1781.

Presented in an ebonised frame.

About The Artist:

John Wollaston (active between 1742 and 1775) was an English painter of portraits who was active in the British colonies in North America for much of his career. He was one of a handful of painters to introduce the English Rococo style to the American colonies.

Condition: Cleaned and relined historically. The picture displays will. A further condition report is available upon request.

Size: Including frame H / Excluding frame H 88 cm (34.6") x W 70 cm (27.6")


 

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