Portrait of Georgian Lady in the Style of Thomas Gainsborough, Late 18th Century
In the style of Thomas Gainsborough, RA FRSA (England, 1727 – 1788)
Untitled (half-length portrait of lady), late 18th century
Oil painting on canvas
An oil painting on canvas depicting a half-lentgh portrait of a Georgian lady. The work is composed in the style of Thomas Gainsborough, RA FRSA. The plaque misidentifies the sitter as Elizabeth Rannie, Viscountess Melville (1751 – 1843), wife of Henry Dundas.
- canvas has been trimmed and relined; extensive inpainting; uneven varnish; craquelure across painting surface; scattered areas of paint loss, most notably to lower right and to canvas edges; major cracking to frame molding; accretion and areas of finish loss to frame.
- measures frame; visible image measures 24.5" W x 29.5" H.