Highly decorative oil on canvas of black gentleman in 18th century scarlet livery with a gold collar and fur-lined tassled cap, typical of the period.
In a landscape flanked by a large garden urn.
This portrait is in excellent overall condition.
In a carved frame – 3/4 life size.
For similar subject matter see a portrait of Ignatius Sancho by Thos. Gainsborough.
Alessandro Longhi Portrait of a Young Man.
The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African American Research, Harvard University, USA.
Also see “Study Of A Black Man” by Sir Joshua Reynolds ca. 1770.