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18th Century English Portrait Of A Young Gentleman C. 1720 - Attributed To John Verelst

"18th Century English Portrait Of A Young Gentleman C. 1720 - Attributed To John Verelst"
Ahighly decorative and richly coloured early 18th century portrait of a young gentleman attributed to the artist John Verelst ( 1698-1734)
The wealthy and self assured sitter is depicted half length within a feigned cartouche wearing a powdered wig, red velvet jacket, matching waistcoat and frilled white shirt.

The artist has conjured a sense of a real character in the sitters sensitively rendered face. His wide blue eyes sparkle and much care has also been taken in the execution of the boys expensive red velvet jacket and waistcoat which are thrown into relief by the paintings dark background. In fact the young gentleman wears a scaled down version of the costume of aristocratic gentlemen of the period, and it is lilliputian in its loveliness!

A shimmering costume and an attractive young sitter make this desirable portrait an excellent example of why early Georgian portraits of children, can be so very appealing.
This portrait is in an excellent state of conservation and ready to hang and enjoy in a later antique style ‘centre and corner’ type frame.

John Verelst (1698-1734)
Verelst was born in England, of Netherlandish stock. His father was Harman Verelst, a portrait painter who came to England in 1683, part of the famous family of artists....Pieter, Harman, another Pieter, John, Maria, Simon and Willem.

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Canvas: 25" x 30" / 64cm x 76.5cm.
Frame: 37.5" x 32" / 75cm x 81.5cm.
Price : $9,060
Period: 18th century
Style: Other Style
Origin: England
Material : Oil painting
Condition : Very good condition
Width : 75cm
Height : 81.5 cm
Depth : 2cm

Reference : 1851
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