Swedish School, 18th-Century Portrait Of A Gentleman

Swedish School, 18th-Century Portrait Of A Gentleman

A charming mid-18th-century portrait of a gentleman wearing a brown coat and waistcoat, white cravat, and powdered wig. The sitter’s identity is a mystery but he carries a gentle, almost whimsical, expression.

The portrait is housed within a beautiful gilded frame with swept foliate corners.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 17½” x 21” / 44cm x 54cm
Year of creation: c. 1760
Provenance: Sweden
Condition: One minor paint loss in the top left and areas of craquelure. Frame with age-related wear and losses.

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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