18th century portrait  circle William Aikman of aristocratic lady countryhousefineart
portrait 18th century William Aikman
portrait detail William Aikman 18th century countryhousefineart

18th century antique portrait of an aristocratic lady circle of William Aikman

Regular price £5,995.00 Sale

18th century Portrait of an aristocratic lady, bust length in a blue dress, holding a sprig of white flowers,feigned oval, oil on canvas Housed in an 18th century style gilt frame with rosette corners. The painting is circle of  William Aikman
overall size 84 cm x 70 cm (33 x 27.5 inches approx) whilst the painting is
72 x 60 cm ( 28 x 23.5 inches approx)
In ready to hang gallery condition, with localised overpainting,
light overall craqueleur, in 18th c style giltwood frame with rosette corners,frame has some losses mainly self coloured Does not detract from a fine piece.
William Aikman (1682-1731), Portrait painter


Born in Aberdeenshire, Aikman studied law at the University of Edinburgh. He took up a career as an artist
and, by 1703, was painting portraits professionally in Edinburgh.
He established a distinguished portrait practice in London, portraying royalty and many members of the aristocracy.

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