A portrait of a young man, painted in oil on canvas and within the original gilt gesso frame.
The sitter is dressed in a way similar to several portraits of Romantic Poets; Keats, Shelley, Byron. The painting is unsigned but the style and quality is that of William Hilton who painted a portrait of Keats as well as John Clare, the Peasant Poet. English circa 1820.
canvas:20 in x 24 in. o.s:27.75 in x 32 in