portrait of a boy and lamb c 1825 by f scarfe

Portrait of a Boy and Lamb c. 1825 by F. Scarfe.



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Oil on canvas, signed above the lamb's head, in modern giltwood frame.
The young boy, dressed rather foppishly 'a la mode' of the Late Georgian or Regency period, holds a book, his finger marking his place. He looks to one side as if he has just been distracted from his reading.
His right arm is round a lamb which may have been a pet or it may be purely symbolic.
Lambs were often used in portraiture to signify innocence, gentleness, patience and humility .... characteristics thought highly desirable in a child.
F. SCARFE. The portrait is signed by this artist, but little is known of him. He lived in Marylebone, London, and exhibited a portrait at The Royal Academy in 1825.
SIZE:25.5 x 21.25 inches inc. frame.
PROVENANCE: The Collection of Brian Juhos from his Domaine in Southern France.(see Image 6).
{BRIAN JUHOS is a celebrated international decorator and interior designer; a renowned tastemaker, his signature style is an integral part of many sophisticated interiors around the world.}
Internal Ref: 8746

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