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Rare Early 18th Century English School Oil On Canvas Portrait of a Gentleman Gardener, Circa 1720, Holding a Cocoa Bean

Rare Early 18th Century English School Oil On Canvas Portrait of a Gentleman Gardener, Circa 1720, Holding a Cocoa Bean

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Rare Early 18th Century English School Oil On Canvas Portrait of a Gentleman Gardener, Circa 1720, Holding a Cocoa Bean

A rare early 18th Century English School antique oil on canvas portrait, circa 1720.

Depicting a bewigged gentleman gardener wearing a white stock and red tunic, holding a knife in his right hand and a cocoa bean in his left. The portrait may represent an English plantation owner or gardener of the time. Portraits of both a gardener and that of a cocoa grower are incredibly rare.

The sitter and artist are unknown.

Sourced from a private London-based collection.

Presented in its original gilt gesso frame of the period.

Condition - Offered in unrestored condition. Please refer to the images where surface marks and a tear on his right hand are apparent. The canvas has been re-lined historically. There are gesso and gilt losses to the original frame commensurate with age.

Size: With frame 94 cm x 82 cm (37" x 32 1/4") / Without frame 75.5 cm x 61cm (29 3/4" x 24")

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a period portrait with rare subject matter and the sitter with an occupation.

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We ship worldwide! You can buy with 100% confidence too!

We are a member of the following 3 Professional Institutions:

1. LAPADA (London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association) –  LAPADA is the UK’s largest trade association for professional art & antique dealers (representing approximately 500 UK dealer members). All items are backed by our LAPADA guarantee;

2. CINOA –Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d'Art, (or International Confederation of Art and Antique Dealers' Associations) is the world association of art & antique dealer associations (representing 5000 dealers from 32 associations in 22 countries); and

3. The Norfolk & Suffolk Antique Dealers Association - Representing reputable, high quality antiques dealers based in Norfolk and Suffolk.

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