Mid-19th-Century Portrait Of A Gentleman

Mid-19th-Century Portrait Of A Gentleman

A fine mid-19th-century portrait of a dapper gentleman wearing a black coat, white shirt with gold buttons and black necktie.

During the 1850s, male fashion was inspired by the style of a young Prince Albert. As a result, men often sported an hourglass figure with tightly cinched waists and barrel chests. They also tended to wear tight trousers and waistcoats with high upstanding collars.

The painting is housed within a 19th-century gilded frame with decorative swept corners.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 34” x 38½” / 86cm x 98cm
Year of creation: c. 1850
Provenance: England
Condition: Minor craquelure. Frame with some age-related wear.