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British School, Portrait of an Unknown Man

Photo courtesy of Dave Penman (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
Trewithen
Title(s)
Portrait of an Unknown Man
Date
? c.1750–60
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Overall height: 75 cm, Overall width: 57 cm
Artist
British School
Catalogue Number
TN68

Description

The clothing and wig worn by the sitter are characteristic of that worn by professional gentleman during the mid-eighteenth century, while the handling and appearance of the portrait suggest a date of about 1750 to 1760. Given its presence at Trewithen, it seems probable that the subject is a member of the extended Hawkins family, although to date it has not been possible to identify him or the artist responsible for the portrait.

by Martin Postle

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