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Portrait of a Fine Young Man


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Portrait of a Fine Young Man

A fine portrait of a young man from the beginning of the 18th century, painted in a feint oval in oil on canvas and within a finely carved and gilded Lely portrait frame of the period.
Signed lower left in script 'HEINS' and dated 1730. English circa 1730.
Dietrich Heins was born in Germany, 1697. He seems to have followed King George I from Hanover, who ascended the English throne in 1714. Heins settled in Norwich, East Anglia around 1720. From this date until his death in 1756, Heins built up a fine reputation as a portrait painter and painted many members of prominent Norfolk families right up until his final year. He was commissioned in 1732 to paint a portrait of the Mayor of Norwich, Francis Arnam and also the previous year's Mayor Robert Marsh.  After this Heins received regular commissions to paint Mayors and other civil dignitaries. 
The vast majority of his sitters were residents of Norfolk but also of neighbouring counties, painting people living in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.  He may also have received commissions from the West Country as he is considered to have painted the portrait of Mr Gerard Hartopp, Govenor of Plymouth and a collection of portraits of the Enys family who lived near Penryn in Cornwall.
The provenance of this portrait suggests it may be from this West Country period.
He is represented in the Castle museum, Norwich, Felbrigg Hall (National Trust) and Cambridge University.
This work measures 25 inches x 30 inches.
Overall size: 32 in x 37 in


18th Century & Earlier

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Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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