Portrait

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Portrait of Young Man on the Brink of Life – Elegance Exiled

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My portrait of a young man on the brink of life is not posh or a wealthy image. It records that time when the elegant art of drawing was part of polite society.

Social Profit

Social Profit

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This portrait by England’s great eighteenth century character painter William Hogarth (1697-1764) celebrates the public life of the industrious and liberal middle classes of Georgian England, so as such it is a rare glimpse. The sitter Captain Coram (1668 – 1751) amassed a great fortune in trade as a shipbuilder…

Gainsborough’s Lyrical Style

Gainsborough’s Lyrical Style

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English painter Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788) endowed history with lyric faces, knowing precisely the style of elegance his sitters required. His technique was vivid, spontaneous and his use of colour passionate. He always talked of colour in musical terms; harmonies, rhythms and so forth. His beautiful likeness of the Hon Mrs…