soldportrait of a young lady c1740 attributed to joseph highmore

SOLD....Portrait of a Young Lady c.1740; Attributed to Joseph Highmore


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Oil on canvas in a carved giltwood frame.
JOSEPH HIGHMORE (3 June 1692 3 March 1780) was a British portrait and historical painter.
Born in London in 1692, he displayed early a strong ability, particularly for the fine arts, which was discouraged by his family, who rather saw him as a solicitor. However, all his spare time was dominated by his favourite pursuit and, upon the ending of his clerkship at the age of seventeen, he abandoned law and resolved to trust in future to his talents as a painter alone for his chance of fame and fortune.
His gamble paid off and he continued to improve his reputation and upon the revival of the Order of the Bath in 1725, he was selected to paint the knights in full costume. The years 1732 to 1734 were spent on a tour of the Netherlands and France and on his return to England, he applied himself to perfecting his talent, which continued for the next 50 years of his life, until his death.
SIZE: 30 x 25 inches canvas size.



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