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18th Century Oil On Canvas Portrait Of A Lady - Circle Of Thomas Beach (1739-1806)


"18th Century Oil On Canvas Portrait Of A Lady - Circle Of Thomas Beach (1739-1806)"
A sensitive and subtly coloured 18th century English portrait of a Hannah Hass) wife of George Henry Hass Rector. The attractive young sitter is pictured half length within a sculpted cartouche with her body inclined to the left away, with her eyes averted away from the viewer, she appears lost in thought.

Hannah wears the lavish froth, frills and pale shades which show the influence of Rococo style. She wears a pale silver silk gown with a loose pleated back of the French ‘Saque-back’ style. Also called a ‘Watteau Pleat’ – after the work of the famous Rococo master – the wide fold of fabric falling free from her shoulders can just be glimpsed.

The lace that is just seen cascading from her cuff are termed ‘engageants’ and her ruched sleeves held in place by pearl drops. Her raven hair is curled and worn elegantly upwards and she is without jewellery save for a simple black ribbon worn at her elegant neck.

This fine painting is offered ready to hang and enjoy in a later fine quality antique style frame.

Thomas Beach Beach was born in Milton Abbas, Dorchester in 1738. During the years 1760-1762 he was a student of Joshua Reynolds. He was a member of the Society of Artists and later settled at the resort of Bath where he was much in demand for his portraits.

He held exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts during the 1780's and 90's. He painted famous characters such as actors Sarah Siddons and John Kemble. His portraits are in museum collection tins worldwide including the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Higher Resolution images on request.
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Canvas : 30” x 25" / 76cm x 63cm.
Frame: 36.5" x 32" / 93cm x 81cm.


Price : $9,720
Period: 18th century
Style: Georgian
Condition : Excellent condition

Material : Oil painting
Width : 81cm
Height : 93cm
Depth : 3cm

Reference : 289
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