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Remarkable 18th Century half length portrait by renowned English Portraitist Thomas Beach (1738 - 1806) | Medium: oil on canvas | Entitled "Portrait of a Gentleman" | Housed in a more recent Gold Gilded Wooden Frame | Dimensions: Image 29.5" H x 24.5" W; Frame 34.75" H x 29.5" W | Artist or Maker: Thomas Beach (1738 - 1806) | Medium: Oil on Canvas | Date: 18th Century | Condition: Very good antique condition. Painting has been relined and restored. Upon inspection in the frame, with the exception of a small lacuna as pictured and the age appropriate craquelure there is no major apparent damage to rendering or medium | Literature: Entitled "Portrait of a Gentleman" Dimensions: 34.75" H x 29.5" W Artist or Maker: Thomas Beach (English,1738 - 1806) Medium: Oil on Canvas Date: 18th Century Condition Report: Painting has been relined and restored. Upon inspection in the frame, with the exception of a small lacuna as pictured and the age appropriate craquelure there is no major apparent damage to rendering or medium. Provenance: From a Prominent London Estate. Thomas Beach (1738 - 17 December 1806) was an English portrait painter who studied under Sir Joshua Reynolds. Beach was born at Milton Abbas, Dorset in 1738, and showed. a strong predilection for art from an early age. In 1760, under the patronage of Lord Dorchester's family, he became a pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds, while at the same time studying at the St. Martin's Lane Academy. He then settled at the fashionable resort of Bath, where he was much in demand for his portraits and portrait groups. The British (or English) school, was a dominant school of painting in England throughout the second half of the 18th century and the first half of the 19th. Its establishment marked the rise of a national tradition that began with the emergence of native artists whose works were no longer provincial but rivaled continental art in quality and ended by exercising considerable influence on the course of European painting. British national initiatives to bolster art in the 18th century proved an important step in the history of art in this region. With portraits being previously outsourced elsewhere in Europe, the British School began to flourish with portrait painters that rivaled the best on the Continent. Condition: Upon inspection in the frame, with the exception of a small lacuna as pictured and the age appropriate craquelure there is no major apparent damage to rendering or medium.

Dimensions

29.5 x 34.75 x 2 in

Weight

10 lb

Starting Bid

$450.00

Buyer's Premium

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Thomas Beach 18th Century Portrait Oil Painting

Estimate $2,250 - $2,813Jul 21, 2018
112 Public Square
Gallatin, TN 37066
United States
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