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Fine 18th Century British Oil Painting Portrait of Two Children with Spaniel Dog

c. 1780's



Portrait of Two Children with a Spaniel English School, 18th century circle of Thomas Gainsborough (British 1727-1788) oil painting on canvas, antique gilt frame canvas: 24.5 x 29.25 inches framed: 33 x 38 inches condition: very presentable; the canvas has been relined, minor surface abrasions from old varnish, small areas showing former restoration and retouching areas, frame has minor plaster moulding losses to inner beading. provenance: private collection, England. A very fine and original 18th century British oil painting, depicting this portrait of two children (no doubt siblings). The sitters, certainly the children of an aristocratic family, are depicted in a woodland park setting with their pet spaniel on a cushion before them. The painting dates to the second half of the 18th century, most likely circa 1770-1780's. It shows considerable influence from Thomas Gainsborough, who was the leading portraitist of the period and is certainly from that circle of painters who were prolific working for the upper classes in Britain. Thomas Gainsborough RA FRSA (14 May 1727 – 2 August 1788) was an English portrait and landscape painter. Along with his rival Sir Joshua Reynolds, he is considered one of the most important British artists of the second half of the 18th century. He painted quickly, and the works of his maturity are characterised by a light palette and easy strokes. Despite being a prolific portrait painter, Gainsborough gained greater satisfaction from his landscapes. He is credited (with Richard Wilson) as the originator of the 18th-century British landscape school. Gainsborough was a founding member of the Royal Academy.


  • Creation Year
    c. 1780's
  • Dimensions
    Height: 33 in. (83.82 cm)Width: 38 in. (96.52 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Circle Of
    circle of Thomas Gainsborough (1727 - 1788)
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Cirencester, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU50938646012

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