Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 11

(Circle of) James Maubert
Portrait of a Boy and his Dog, Fine Antique Frame

circa 1720

$6,971.91

About

In this portrait the artist has portrayed the boy as a fashionable young gentleman sitting in the grounds of his estate. Only the playful attention of a small dog suggests anything less than patrician dignity. It is possible that the artist’s presentation of the child was dictated by the sitter’s parents and is a product of the British practice of primogeniture, whereby the eldest son inherits everything: here, the proud heir and first of a new line is portrayed with the soon-to-be-his family estates in the background. The dog is probably the boy's pet but was also a popular symbol for fidelity, trust and loyalty in portraiture. Titan Fine Art are pleased to present this charming portrait. His clothing is of a member of the gentry. Until the late eighteenth century children were dressed as adults - boys were dressed like men in breeches, vests, and coats between four and seven years of age. From the 1860s, the rite of passage became the move from short to long trousers. Before the twentieth century, girls and women both wore dresses and skirts all their lives, skirt lengths generally increasing with age. James Maubert was born in Dublin in 1666, the son of a French Huguenot. Like his older countryman Garret Morphy, Maubert trained in Dublin. George Vertue, who knew Maubert and who relied on him as a source for certain anecdotes concerning the painter that appear in his Notebooks, states ‘Mr Maubert had his first instruction in drawing and painting from him in Dublin’. Like many artists of the period, Godfrey Kneller and Michael Dahl influenced his work. He worked for the Bathurst family, the Herberts and painted portraits of the Duchess of Bolton. Two of these demonstrate Maubert’s practice of including decorative flowers, often honeysuckle, in his portraits. According to The Walpole Society, ''Vertue Notebooks'', vol. III, Maubert was praised by contemporaries for his ''skilfull, well dispos''d & natural'' reproductions of ''fruits, flowers and draperies'' and his ability to ''Paint from the life''. Presented in a fine antique gilded frame. Provenance: Private UK collection Measurements: Height 97cm, Width 86cm, Depth 11cm framed (Height 38”, Width 33.75”, Depth 4.25” framed)

Details

  • Creator
    (Circle of) James Maubert (1666 - 1746)
  • Creation Year
    circa 1720
  • Dimensions
    Height: 38.19 in. (97 cm)Width: 33.86 in. (86 cm)Depth: 4.34 in. (11 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU119916299262

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in London, United Kingdom
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
1stDibs seller since 2019
20 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 6 hours
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Italian 18th Century Oval Religious Oil on Canvas Painting with Saint Dominic
By Francesco de Mura
Located in Firenze, IT
This beautiful Italian 18th Century old masters oil painting on oval canvas with giltwood frame is attributed to Francesco De Mura and features a religious scene. In this splendid o...
Category

18th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Oil on Canvas Painting Portrait of the Italian Noble Family of Zanardi Count
By Lucia Casalini Torelli
Located in Firenze, IT
This museum quality old master oil on canvas formal portrait painting depicting the family of the Count Zanardi is signed by the artist- the female painter Lucia Casalini Torelli- an...
Category

18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Italian Rectangular Religious Oil on Canvas Painting with Gilt Wood Frame, 1733
Located in Firenze, IT
Don't miss the chance to buy this item at an unbelievable discounted price available for the holiday shopping season. This antique and impressive oil on canvas of big dimension (more...
Category

Early 18th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Oil

Head of an Angel
Located in New York, NY
Giulio Cesare Procaccini (Bologna 1574 - Milan 1625) Head of an Angel oil on paper laid down on canvas 12 ¼ x 10 ¼ inches (31.1 x 26 cm) Procaccini was born in Bologna, but his f...
Category

17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Paper, Oil

18th century oil portrait of Margaret Peg Woffington by Jeremiah Davison
Located in London, GB
Margaret 'Peg' Woffington, was born in Dublin around 1714. Her charm and beauty as a child attracted much attention quickly resulting in her first stage role at the precocious age of...
Category

Mid-18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Late 17th Century Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Lady by Charles Beale (1660-1714)
Located in London, GB
Portrait of a Lady circa 1690 Oil on canvas; held in a period carved and gilded frame Charles Beale Junior was the third son of the painter Mary Beale. Apprenticed at the age of ...
Category

Late 17th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Depiction of the First Mission on Formosa (Taiwan), by Chinese Artist and Souter
Located in Amsterdam, NL
AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT PAINTING BY ADRIAEN SOUTER (1628-1670) AND AN UNKNOWN CHINESE ARTIST Vertooninge. Vande. habijten. Gestalte. ende. vergaderinge. /der. Nieuwe Christenen op. F...
Category

Mid-17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

18th century portrait of the painter Nathaniel Dance
Located in London, GB
Collections: Robert Gallon (1845-1925); Private Collection, UK. Oil on canvas laid down on panel Framed dimensions: 11.5 x 10 inches This highly engaging, previously unpublished ...
Category

18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Wood Panel

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery