Francis Hayman R.A.
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
bidding is closed
- Francis Hayman R.A.
- Portrait of a Gentleman, possibly Mr Goodyear St. John, full length, standing by a table, wearing a green suit with a white silk waistcoat
- oil on canvas, held in a British Baroque frame
By family descent to C.D. Harris St. John;
By whom sold Sotheby's, 26th June 1968, lot 44, (bt. Agnew's, £1,600);
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's London, 13 July 1994, lot 45;
Fawley House sale, Sotheby's, 14th October 2003, lot 446, (bt. £12,000)
B. Allen, Francis Hayman, 1987, p. 173, no. 46 (in the checklist of paintings)
The sitter was the younger son of Ellis St. John of Farley, and was named after his mother, Martha Goodyear, daughter of Edward Goodyear of Dogmersfield Park. The St. John family were important patrons of Hayman. He painted a conversation piece of Sir Paulet with his family, and single portraits of his wife Mary, his son Henry, and one of his daughters. Hayman also painted the figures in the enormous group portrait of Sir Paulet St. John and his Family in Dogmersfield Park in which Goodyear St. John is one of the mounted figures to the right.