A atmospheric half length portrait of a distinguish gentleman in late Georgian attire, the paining sits within its original moulded and gilt wood frame.
The painting and the frame are in totally untouched/unrestored condition, areas of loss, abrasions to the surface, flaking and craquelure to the painting. Sections of moulding, heavy wear to the gilt and sections of loss to the gesso frame.
A testing life have given the painting a wonderful dark sculptural ambience.
What remains is very much stable no loose pigment or gesso, the canvas and frame are structurally sound.
frame is 84cm in width, 98cm in height, 6cm in depth
circa 1820, English in origin