Posts filed under Period Eighteenth Century

German or English School Circa. 1760-80

Ex Hannover Collection, Prince Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland,

English or German school, circa 1760 - 1780

Portrait of a family member or courtier

Oil on Canvas, 92 x 67 cm / 113 x 89cm

A fine portrait of a gentleman and his dog, in a beautifully painted landscape setting. 

 

 

Edward Williams Senior ( 1782-1855)

Edward Williams Senior ( 1782-1855)

Landscape with Cathedral

POA

Oil on Canvas, 75 x 62cm / 102 x 89cm Framed, Original Frame

Edward Williams Senior (1782-1855), father of the well known Williams family of painters and founder of the Barnes School, was popular and successful as a landscape painter during the Victorian era. The Williams family paintings are characterised by genre scenes typical of the English landscapes of their time. Interestingly the fact that the figures and objects in his landscapes take second place to the skilled rendering of light and shadows parallels the attitude to portrait painters over landscape painters during this time. 

The Williams family of painters were popular in their own times and are well represented in collections across the country.

Georg Wilhelm LaFontaine or G. Fountaine 1680-1745

Georg Wilhelm LaFontaine or G. Fountaine (1680-1745

George I (1660-1727)
Inscribed by the artist George King of Gt Britain, drawn from life , 62nd year of his age, 1727 by G Fountaine

223cm x 149cm / 296cm × 163 cm, Oil on Canvas

Provenance

Ex. Hyder Collection. 

SOLD to a private collector.

 

A rare and substantial life size portrait of George I, painted in the year of his death and most notably inscribed by the artist as being painted directly from life. The original commissioned portrait of George I was to Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723), and thereafter copies of the official portrait were made by Studio of, attributed to Kneller or by named artists but 'after' Kneller. Hence this painting is of particular interest, firstly for this inscription, secondly because it carries a notice on the reverse that reads:  

"George I, painted from life by G. Fountaine 1727, presented by the monarch to John Sparrow, Bailiff of Ipswich in return for attentions received during his visit to Ipswich from Mr Sparrow, and the presentation of a huge sweet cake called Marchpane" (John Wodderspoon - Memories of the ancient town of Ipswich 1850, page 33)

The family tradition is that the picture was presented to the Sparrow family by the King himself with a venison pasty. (Mrs J C Marshman 5/8/1952)

Thirdly and finally this painting is notable as it was originally held in the Hyder Collection and the stunning frame with its Gold Crown atop, is similar to those of various paintings at Hampton Court Palace, where this portrait, is thought to have come from prior to being held in the Hyder Collection. 

Georg Wilhelm LaFontaine or Fountaine, was a Hanovarian Court painter.

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Chatsworth House

Unsigned 18th Century of Chatsworth House

Oil on Canvas 26 x 33cm / 39 x 46cm

SOLD to Chatsworth House Collections. 

A lovely little painting, with fine detail and colour in a simple classic gilt frame. 

 

Jan Peter Verdussen (1700-1763)

Jan Peter Verdussen (1700-1763)

Hunting

Oil on canvas, 21 x 27cm / 35 x 41cm 

Sold to a Private Collector 

A beautiful example of Flemish painting from the eighteenth century, with typical fine detail and rich colour. Verdussen was possibly a member of the famous family of printers from Antwerp but this is not certain. This painting showing such skill in the techinques of oil painting, is obviously by the hand of a well known and expert artist. 

 

Alexis Simon Belle (1674-1734)

Alexis SImon Belle (1674-1734)

Mildmay Fane, Inscribed:  My fifth Son of / Vere E. of Westmoreland

Oil on Canvas, 126 x 100cm / 148 x 123cm, Baroque Style Original Frame, 

Provenance: By family descent at Apethorpe Hall, Wansford, until sold in the Apethorpe sale, Christie's 2nd June 1892, lot 92. 

An important portrait of one of England's well known families. The Hon. Mildmay Fane, 5th son of the Earl of Westmoreland resided in one of the most influential Fane residences: Mereworth Castle, Kent. Mildmay was elected Member of Parliament to Mereworth at a very young age. Both he and his brother the Hon. John Fane 4th son of the Earl of Westmoreland, were Jacobites and strong supporters of Bonnie Prince Charlie, often speaking on his behalf in Parliament. Mildmay Fane died at a very young age in 1715. His brother took over the Mereworth seat and went on to host the last Jacobite Council at Mereworth Castle. The meeting was the last stop for Bonnie Prince Charlie before he led his army to fight for his claim to the throne. 

A prolific and successful artist, Alexis Belle was primarily known for his portraits of French and Jacobite nobility. He studied under French painter Francois de Troy, court painter to James II. Following the death of James II, Belle became the principal painter to the Jacobite court and painted numerous portraits of James Edward Stuart and his sister The Princess Royal. Belle's most famous portrait of James Edward Stuart was painted in 1712 and shows him in military regalia just before he leaves Saint Germain for Lorraine.

During the 1720's Belle received numerous commissions from the French nobility. He painted King Louis XV and a portrait of the King with his one-time fiancee Mariana Victoria of Spain. 

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George I Walnut & Crossbanded Lowboy Circa. 1720/30

A George I Walnut & Crossbanded Lowboy circa. 1720/30

H 70cm / w 77cm / D 48cm 

SOLD

Inlaid with sycamore lines, the rectangular moulded quarter-veneered top above a frieze drawer on cabriole legs and pointed pad feet. In beautiful condition and exceptional colour. 

George Morland (1763-1804)

George Morland (1763-1804)

Bedtime

Oil on Panel, 36 x 28cm / 60 x 52cm 

POA

A touching subject matter and an excellent example of the work of one of Britain's most famous 18th Century painters. George Morland lived a very full and prolific life. He exhibited at the Royal Academy at the very young age of 10, and escaping from his father and taskmaster who apparently kept him virtual prisoner, making him draw and then selling his works and keeping the money, he went to Margate where he continued and developed his taste for a rollicking lifestyle of excess. 

Morland is infamous both for his excesses and for his skill as a draughtsman and his works are extremely sought after and well represented in National museums and private collections. 

 

Queen Anne Walnut Escritoire

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A Queen Anne Walnut and Feather banded Escritoire

With reverse ogee moulded cornice above a cushion frieze drawer, over a fall enclosing four secret drawers behind two pull out compartments comprising six pigeon holes, with eleven drawers below and a gilt tooled leather inset writing slope to the underside of the fall, above two short and two long drawers, on large bun feet.

112 x 50.5 x 164 cm (44 x 19 1/2 x 64 1/2 "  (width x depth x height ) 

SOLD

 

Queen Anne Lowboy Circa. 1710

Queen Anne Lowboy Circa. 1710

A beautiful Queen Anne lowboy, very good condition and colour. A rectangular quarter veered top above and a long drawer and three short drawers with a shaped apron, on cabriole legs and pad feet. 

87 x 53 x 73cm (w x d x h)

SOLD

Philip Reinagle (1749-1833)

Philip Reinagle (1749-1833)

Sporting Dog circa. 1785-1790

Oil on Canvas, 60 x 76cm

POA

A Study of a Sporting dog, probably an early breed of Pointer, in a landscape. Philip Reinagle was  a member of a family of painters. He studied under Allan Ramsay (1713-1784) working mostly on portraits. Breaking away from this, Reinagle went on to become very successful in painting sporting dogs, birds and game. In 1787 he was elected an associate of the Royal Academy and in 1812 an Academician. He frequently exhibited at the British Institute. 

In 1787 at the Royal Academy, he exhibited a landscape painting 'A view taken from Brackendale Hill, Norfolk' and from then on concentrated his efforts towards landscape. 

Reinagle's best drawings for book illustration were those of dogs for William Taplin's Sportsman's cabinet (1803), which were engraved by John Scott. 

NB: We are grateful to the Kennel Club for identifying the breed of dog depicted in this work and to Hugh Belsey (Senior Research Fellow, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London) for confirming the attribution based on photographs. 

Works by Philip Ruinable are widely collected and can be found for example, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, The National Gallery, London and The Tate Gallery, London. 

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George Lance (1802-1864)

George Lance (1802-1864)

The Stable Door

49 x 54cm / 79 x 73cm Hand Carved Original Frame. 

 

George Lance: Victorian Master of Still Life.  In his seminal work Victorian Painting (1966), Graham Reynolds stated that the revival of still life painting, as an artist's main preoccupation, was effected almost single-handedly by George Lance. Over one hundred years earlier J.M.W. Turner had expressed the view that Lance was one of the three greatest colourists of his era. 

Lance was born in Essex. A conversation with Charles Landseer, who Lance happened upon in the British Museum, one day, led to his becoming a pupil of the well known Benjamin Haydon, a huge figure in the world of Victorian painting at that time and with whom Lance stayed for the next seven years while also studying at the Royal Academy. 

A coincidental choice by Lance to paint fruit and flowers as an exercise attracted the notice of Sir George Beaumont and this success led him to paint another which he sold to the Earl of Shaftesbury. He went on to sell works to the Duke of Bedford as decorations for a summer-house at Woburn Abbey. From thereon he decided to devote himself to still-life painting.

 

 

George I Walnut Bureau

George I Walnut Bureau 

In beautiful condition with, on the interior nine pigeon holes, three longer drawers above and one below and four smaller drawers below. A substantial and genuine piece of antique furniture, of exceptional colour. 

Height 107cm, Width 92cm, Depth 55cm

 

George Morland (1763-1804)

George Morland (1763-1804)

Shepherd & Shepherdess 

Oil on Canvas 33 x 27cm  / 48 x 40cm

SOLD

An exquisite example of Morland's hand. The famous painter, known for his skill and his lifestyle, here gives us a beautiful intimate painting. It is in excellent condition and the frame is original. 

George Morland lived a very full and prolific life. He exhibited at the Royal Academy at the very young age of 10, and escaping from his father and taskmaster who apparently kept him virtual prisoner, making him draw and then selling his works and keeping the money, he went to Margate where he continued and developed his taste for a rollicking lifestyle of excess. 

Morland is infamous both for his excesses and for his skill as a draughtsman and his works are extremely sought after and well represented in museums. 

George Morland (1763-1804)

George Morland (1763-1804)

The White Horse 1790

Signed, Oil on Canvas, 66 x 79cm

POA

A very fine example of the work of one of Britain's most famous 18th Century painters. George Morland lived a very full and prolific life. He exhibited at the Royal Academy at the very young age of 10, and escaping from his father and taskmaster who apparently kept him virtual prisoner, making him draw and then selling his works and keeping the money, he went to Margate where he continued and developed his taste for a rollicking lifestyle of excess. 

Morland is infamous both for his excesses and for his skill as a draughtsman and his works are extremely sought after and well represented in National museums and private collections. 

This particular painting is exemplary of Morland's artistry in its' detail, composition, size and colour and included here a white horse, somewhat of a signatory of Morland's. 

 

 

Richard Barrett Davis (1782-1854)

Richard Barrett Davis (1782-1854)

Sir Roger De Coverly and his Hounds 1843

Signed, Oil on Canvas, 90 x 116cm

Richard Barrett Davis was an important Victorian Horse painter and landscape artist, born in Watford in 1782. In 1789 his father became a huntsman to George III's private harriers and it was through him that Davis' sketches caught the attention of George III who in turn persuaded Sir Francis Bourgeois (1756-1807) to tutor the young Barrett Davis. 

He studied at the Royal Academy Schools where he first exhibited in 1802. He joined the Society of British Artists in 1829 and was appointed animal painter to William IV in 1831. 

From 1802 Davis exhibited annually at the Royal Academy for the next fifty years and from 1808 he exhibited at the British Institution and also at the Society of British Arts in 1831. The subject of this painting was also the name of a loveable if slightly ridiculous English Squire character from the Spectator (1711) who represented the values of an old country gentleman, making typical Tory politics of such a person harmless but silly. It is also the name of an English country dance.