Attributed to Richard Rothwell, R.H.A
"Portrait of an Unidentified Distinguished Gentleman"
oil on canvas
unsigned, an old handwritten note and a "Grundy and Fox/Fancy Repository/St. Ann's Square/Manchester" label en verso frame.
In a period, possibly the original, carved giltwood frame affixed with artist plaque.
30-1/2" x 25-1/4", framed 39-1/2" x 34"
Provenance: Estate of Dr. Carroll Ball, Jackson, Mississippi.
Notes: John Clowes Grundy and Charles Fox established a fine art supply and repository business in 1827 on St. Ann's Square, in Manchester. The company, which also offered carving and gilding services as well as serving as a printseller, remained at that location only until 1829. The company is mentioned in the 1828 and 1829 editions of "Pigot and Son's General Directory of Manchester, Salford, etc".