portrait of harriet prestian 1793 by nathan fielding

Portrait of Harriet Prestian 1793, by Nathan Fielding.



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Oil on canvas in original Georgian giltwood frame.
A charming portrait of a lovely young girl; the sitter, Harriet Prestian, was seven years old at the time of her portrait.
Verso: a label (Image 5) "Harriet ..restian /born Feb21:1786:London/
Painted by Mr. Fielding/Stamford 1793".
NATHAN THEODORE FIELDING 1747-c.1814. Born in Sowerby, near Halifax, Yorkshire.
He painted portraits which earned him the title of 'The English Denner' {Balthasar Denner (1685 1749) was a German painter, highly regarded as a portraitist}.
Fielding painted mostly half-length and head-and-shoulders portraits but also painted landscapes and was the teacher of four watercolour painter sons - notably Anthony Vandyke Copley Fielding and Thales Fielding.
He settled in London in 1788 and exhibited portraits and a landscape at The Society of Artists of Great Britain in 1791. Also exhibited at The Free Society of Artists.
By 1804 he was living in Keswick and was in Liverpool 1807-9. He exhibited at the British Institute 1812-14.
His work is in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
SIZE: 19.75 x 17 inches canvas
25 x 22 inches framed.
PROVENANCE: *Monson Family Collection
*The 10th Baron Monson's Residuary Trust
*John Monson, 11th Baron Monson
*Nicholas John Monson 12th Baron Monson
The Monson Barons are one of England's most prominent aristocratic families.
Internal Ref: 8879

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