18th Century Portrait of a British Soldier

18th Century Portrait of a British Officer in the Manner of Thomas Gainsborough

$6,945.00

Splendid 18th century English School oil painting of a British Officer, masterfully painted | Oil on canvas | In the manner of Thomas Gainsborough (British, 1701-1779) | Painting is a half portrait of a gentleman in an 18th century officer’s military attire. Based on the subject’s uniform, he was a Commissioned high ranking distinguished officer during the Seven Years’ War (1754 – 1753)

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  • Splendid 18th century English School oil painting of a British Officer, masterfully painted | Oil on canvas | In the manner of Thomas Gainsborough (British, 1701-1779) | Painting is a half portrait of a gentleman in an 18th century officer’s military attire, including a scarlet coat, gold epaulettes, Cravat (Neck Cloth), Shirt with Ruffs along Breast Area, and a powdered wig.  Based on the subject’s uniform, he was a Commissioned high ranking distinguished officer during the Seven Years’ War (1754 – 1753) (likely Captain or above) | Housed in a molded giltwood  style frame | Dimensions: 38″ x 32.75″ | Provenance: From a Prominent London Estate.

    Thomas Gainsborough FRSA (14 May 1727 (baptized) – 2 August 1788) was an English portrait and landscape painter, draughtsman, and printmaker. He surpassed his rival Sir Joshua Reynolds to become the dominant British portraitist of the second half of the 18th century. He painted quickly, and the works of his maturity are characterized by a light palette and easy strokes. He preferred landscapes to portraits, and is credited (with Richard Wilson) as the originator of the 18th-century British landscape school. Gainsborough was a founding member of the Royal Academy (Wikipedia).

  • Weight

    10lb.

    Height

    38"

    Width

    32.75"

    Depth

    2.5"

    Frame

    Yes

    Kind

    Paintings

    Medium

    Oil

    Other

    Framed

    Size

    L (up to 40 in.)

    Subject

    Portrait

    Support

    Canvas