John & Elizabeth Hartley of Whitehaven, 18th Century
Oil on Canvas, 89 x 69cm / 108 x 87cm
A possible attribution to Thomas Beach has been made on these lovely portraits. Finding a pair such as these, in very good condition and named sitters, is rare.
Thomas Beach (1738-1806) was a pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds, he was much in demand for his portraits and portrait groups.