Early 19th-Century Portrait Of A Gentleman

Early 19th-Century Portrait Of A Gentleman

A small early 19th-century portrait of a young gentleman dressed to impressed. He’s wearing a black coat with white shirt and cravat in accordance with the fashion of the 1830s.

On the reverse, there’s an old label from Godden & Son of Canterbury - an auctioneers and furniture removers.

Oil on canvas laid on wood
Overall size
9” x 12” / 23cm x 30cm
Year of creation
c. 1835
Very worn with craquelure throughout and a raised area on the right. Heavily varnished.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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