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Attributed to Jonathan Richardson Large Portrait, Oil Painting
REF: 11288 / LA79393
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An early 18th century portrait attributed to Jonathan Richardson (1664-1745). The sitter may be Judith Parsons who was the subject of a slightly earlier (c1710) portrait by Richardson. This painting can be viewed on the artuk website for comparison. The original is in Roebuck Collection and can be found at the Craven Museum and Gallery. It is probably originally one of a pair painted to commemorate her marriage. More research is required. Provenance:- Purchased at auction, Mercier & Cie, Lille, France. Copy of the invoice is available to the purchaser. Richardson was the foremost pupil of John Riley and arguably one of the best portrait painters of his time. He was even more influential as a writer, than as a painter, according to Samuel Johnson. He is credited with inspiring Joshua Reynolds to paint and theorise with his 1715 book “An Essay on the Theory of Painting.”
Fox Fine Art has clarified that the Attributed to Jonathan Richardson Large Portrait, Oil Painting (LA79393) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1720
Three small canvas repairs with associated overpainting. Some minor blemishes. The frame is later and has been restored.
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