portrait of a young gentleman probably of the leader family c1710 follower of sir godfrey kneller

Portrait of a Young Gentleman, probably of the Leader family c.1710; Follower of Sir Godfrey Kneller.


| $4,480 USD | €4,097 EUR

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Oil on canvas in a reproduction giltwood frame.
The sitter, a good looking young man, really not much more than a boy, wears his own hair rather than a wig, as was the custom for those of his age, but his velvet coat, waistcoat and cravat are completely in fashion.
This portrait came from the collection of the ancient Leader family, in their half timbered manor house, Monk's Hall, Syleham, Norfolk which stands in 450 acres.
The last owner was John Leader, who died unmarried in April 2016.
SIR GODFREY KNELLER (1646-1723) was the most distinguished painter of baroque portraits in England.
Born in Lubeck, he trained with Bol and Rembrandt, coming to London in 1676.
By 1679 he had painted the King and remained the most famous and successful portrait painter in England until his death.
In 1688 he was made Principal Painter to the King and was knighted in 1692 and a made a baronet in 1715.
Those who emulated his fashionable were many, some more talented than others; his influence was great.
SIZE: 35 x 30 inches inc. frame.
PROVENANCE: Leader family collection: Monk's Hall, Syleham.
Internal Ref: 8486


Height = 89 cm (35")
Width = 76 cm (30")
Depth = 4.5 cm (2")

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