Samuel Taunton as a Child

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.
Collection Class
oil on paper
Common Name
Samuel Taunton as a Child
Simple Name
Full Name
Samuel Taunton as a Child
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
Production Year High
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Family Group

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

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