19th century portrait navy officer keppel after Joshua Reynolds
Portrait of Augustus,Admiral Viscount Keppel (1725-1780)three-quarter length after Joshua Reynolds wearing Admiral's uniform and holding a sword.Oil on canvas This is a copy of the portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds which hangs in the National Maritime Museum Greenwich. Reynolds painted six portraits of his friend Keppel who served with great distinction in The Seven Years' War and The American War of Independence This copy is late 19th early 20th century. The portrait is large and imposing the painting itself being 126 cm high x 100 cm (49.5 x 39.5 inches approx) whilst overall including frame it stands at 143cm high x 119.5 cm (56.5 inches x 47 inches approx.)Some photo's taken with flash
In overall very good condition and ready to hang, there has been some restoration to the piece including some infilling which in some lights appears a little raised mainly background also some overpainting. Also has been relined and varnished. Antique frame minor self coloured losses none of which detracts from this country house piece Sir Joshua Reynolds (16 July 1723 – 23 February 1792) An influential eighteenth-century English painter, specialising in portraits. He promoted the "Grand Style" in painting which depended on idealization of the imperfect. He was a founder and first president of the Royal Academy of Arts, and was knighted by George III in 1769.
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