Samuel Taunton as a Child

Description
English 18th century portraits of children were commissioned principally by an upper or middle class clientele and often reflected the conventions of adult portraiture. Although by a provincial hand, this, and the portrait of Thomas Taunton, conform to the feigned oval bust length format employed by the most fashionable painters of the day.
Accession Loan No.
885/1910
Collection Class
Paintings
Medium
oil on paper
Common Name
Samuel Taunton as a Child
Simple Name
painting
Full Name
Samuel Taunton as a Child
Dimensions
paper H 373 mm; paper length 287 mm; frame H 453 mm; frame length 368 mm
Production Person Surname
English School
Period Classification
George II (1727-1760)
Production Date
c 1750
Production Year Low
1750
Production Year High
1755
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Inscription / Transcription
Samuel Taunton Esq of Axminster as a child No 7 James Moly

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