Oil on canvas painting of a black gentleman

Highly decorative oil on canvas of a black gentleman in excellent overall condition.

Height: 50″
Width: 40″
Ca: 20th century

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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.