soldportrait of a boy c1730 attrib to dirk heins

SOLD....Portrait of a Boy c.1730; attrib. to Dirk Heins



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Oil on canvas in a very rare, finely carved Sutherland giltwood frame dating from the mid 17th century.
This is a superb quality painting of great elegance and style.
JOHN THEODORE HEINS (1697-1756), also known as Dietrich or Dirk, was born in Germany. He settled in Norwich (at that time a city second in importance only to London) in 1720.
He made a good living painting the local prosperous merchants and gentry and was accepted into their social circle. Whilst his paintings of aduts are extremely competent, his portraits of children are more engaging.
Many of his finer works were commissioned by the Astley family of Melton Constable.
His work is in Norwich Castle Museum, Felbrigg Hall (National Trust), the National Portrait Gallery, Cambridge University and others.
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