An unknown young man

Oil Painting
18th century (painted)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
Not currently on display at the V&A
On display at Osterley Park House, London
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Half-length portrait of a young man, turned slightly to right but looking to left; left hand tucked inside breast of coat, with a tricorne hat held underarm, and right hand tucked inside coat pocket. The sitter's hair is powdered and curled and tied back in a black bow; he wears a white cravat with frills and a brown coat edged with gold brocade.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Oil on canvas
Brief Description
Portrait, half-length, of an unknown young man. Oil painting by Allan Ramsay, 18th century.
Physical Description
Half-length portrait of a young man, turned slightly to right but looking to left; left hand tucked inside breast of coat, with a tricorne hat held underarm, and right hand tucked inside coat pocket. The sitter's hair is powdered and curled and tied back in a black bow; he wears a white cravat with frills and a brown coat edged with gold brocade.
Dimensions
  • Height: 75.6cm
  • Width: 63.2cm
Styles
Credit line
Bequeathed by Claude D. Rotch
Object history
This painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy, ‘European Masters of the 18th century’. 1954-5 (No.19) as attributed to Allan Ramsay. According to the catalogue of the exhibition, an attribution to Pompeo Batoni has also been suggested. Reproduced in the Illustrated London News, 15 January 1955. This painting is in a contemporary English carved frame.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1962. London: HMSO, 1964.
  • European Masters of the Eighteenth Century, London, Royal Academy of Arts, 1954no.19
Collection
Accession Number
P.24-1962

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record createdFebruary 26, 2007
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