ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM WILLIAMS | PORTRAIT OF AN OFFICER, FULL LENGTH, WEARING A RED COAT
Property of a New York Private Collection
ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM WILLIAMS
Llanfair-ar-y-bryn, Carmarthenshire 1727 - 1791 Bristol
PORTRAIT OF AN OFFICER, FULL LENGTH, WEARING A RED COAT
oil on canvas
canvas: 28⅞ by 23 in.; 73.3 by 58.4 cm.
framed: 34½ by 28¼ in.; 87.6 by 71.8 cm.
Canvas is lined. Image reads well with its colors well preserved. A thin line of discolored retouching is in the grass at right, though this is not too distracting. Inspection under UV shows an uneven varnish with further reading impeded. Painting can hang as is. Offered framed.
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Based on his uniform, the sitter was an officer of a militia regiment circa 1770.