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Portrait Of A Eliza Wilson, circa 1830

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Portrait Of A Eliza Wilson, circa 1830 by Thomas Barber (1768-1843) Large 19th Century English portrait of Eliza Barber, oil on canvas by Thomas Barber. Excellent quality and condition half length portrait in a white dress. Fully inscribed with excellent provenance. Presented in a gilt frame. Measurements: 34" x 28" framed approx Biography & Provenance * Barber (Thomas, 1768-1843). Portrait of Eliza Wilson née Read (1803-1851), circa 1830, oil on canvas, half-length portrait of a dark-haired young woman with rosy cheeks, wearing a white muslin gown with a pale blue sash around her waist and a pearl and ruby brooch at her neck, seated beside a crimson drape, relined, 76.5 x 63.3cm, gilt moulded frame, 84.7 x 71.5cm, with manuscript notes on reverse 'Eliza Wilson (Read) by Barber. painted at Radford shortly after her marriage. Portrait the gift of her uncle John Read', and 'The artist was Thomas Barber R.A. b. in Nottingham 1768 & died there 1843. Exhibited 12 portraits at the Royal Academy between 1810 & 1829. Restored and reframed in Sheffield. Given to R.E.W. by Cecil H. Wilson', together with 2 further manuscript notes in an envelope marked 'History of the Portrait' Qty: (1) NOTES The additional manuscript notes accompanying the portrait, one in the hand of the sitter's grandchild, give some details of provenance and state that in 1830 Eliza Read married William Wilson (1800-1866), a cotton manufacturer from Radford, Nottingham. Eliza's father, Joseph Read, owned The Sheffield Smelting Company, founded by his ancestors in 1760. In the 1830s, Joseph found himself in great financial difficulties, largely because of his involvement with the failed Smith's Ironworks in Derbyshire. By 1834, his health failing, he turned for help to his son-in-law. William was reluctant to take on the business, so when Joseph died in 1837, his brother, John Read, undertook the responsibility of saving the company from bankruptcy, acting as manager for 9 years. However, in 1846, the threat of bankruptcy loomed again and this time William Wilson agreed to buy the business. The company was gradually turned around, and the business continued to prosper under the management of Eliza and William's two sons. It is still trading from Royd Mills in Sheffield today, as Thessco, part of the Solpro Group.

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    Height: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Width: 28 in. (71.12 cm)
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    Blackwater, GB
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