Portrait Of A Gentleman [Att. Charles Allen Duval]

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A Victorian oil on canvas depicting a characterful gentleman in a yellow waistcoat and black jacket. It’s attributed to the prolific Welsh artist, Charles Allen Duval (1808-1872), who painted numerous members of the landed gentry. He was well-known during his lifetime and heavily involved in Manchester’s growing art scene where he founded the Art Academy.

For 36 years, he exhibited at the Royal Academy and many of his works are held in high-profile collections throughout the UK. These include a portrait of the inventor Joseph Burch, which is now in the Science Museum.

Oil on canvas
Size including frame
28” x 23” / 71cm x 58.5cm
Year of creation
c. 1840 - c. 1872
Condition A fair amount of craquelure but no tears, repairs or holes.
Artist's auction highlight
£1,500 achieved at Christie’s in 2006 for ‘The Orange Girl’.