portrait of a gentleman c1765 said to be a member of the bree family follower of thomas hudson

Portrait Of A Gentleman C.1765, Said To Be A Member Of The Bree Family; Follower Of Thomas Hudson.


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Oil on canvas in a 19th century giltwood frame.
The sitter looks confidently out at the viewer....the very model of a fashionably and expensively dressed gentleman of the mid Georgian era.
There is an elegant swagger to the pose, but no bluster; a gracious dignity was paramount at this time. As was the fashion he wears a subdued coat, but a highly decorated waistcoat and fine lace.
THOMAS HUDSON (1701 26 January 1779) was an English portrait painter.
Hudson was born in Devon in 1701.His exact birthplace is unknown. He studied under Jonathan Richardson in London and against his wishes, married Richardson's daughter at some point before 1725.
Hudson was most prolific between 1740 and 1760 and, from 1745 until 1755 was the most successful London portraitist.
He had many assistants, and employed the specialist drapery painter Joseph Van Aken. Joshua Reynolds, Joseph Wright and the drapery painter Peter Toms were his students.
SIZE: 37.25 x 32.50 inches including the frame.
PROVENANCE: Herefordshire private collection.
Internal Ref: 9184
Internal Ref: 9217


Height = 94.5 cm (37")
Width = 82.5 cm (33")
Depth = 4 cm (2")

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