Portrait of a Lady from the Every Baronets of Derby c. This exquisite Grand Manner work is an accomplished example of the type of portrait in vogue during the first quarter of the 18th century.
Beautifully composed, the sitter is three quarter length and seated within surroundings that conveyed nobility and elite status. Classical architecture signifies cultivation and sophistication, and pastoral backgrounds imply a virtuous character of unpretentious sincerity undefiled by the possession of great wealth and estates.Much of the beauty of this striking image resides in the resonant colours of the palette and the ingenious painterly flourishes and it is a fine example of the artists work. In a fine quality 18th century frame inscribed Lady Every on verso.
The Every Baronetcy, of Egginton in the County of Derby, is a title in the Baronetage of England created in 1641 for Simon Every, Member of Parliament for Leicester and a supporter of the Royalist cause in the Civil War. The family seat was Egginton Hall in Derby.Charles DAgar was a prolific artist and his graceful portraits are mannered and competent and were in high demand. His female sitters were often modelled on terraces beside a plinth and a classical column or curtain, and a woodland with one or two prominent tree trunks in the background. Many aristocratic individuals sat for him including at least four members of the aristocratic Harpur family of Calke Abbey, seven miles from Egginton (these portraits are still in the collection at Calke Abbey).
As protestants the DAgar family immigrated to London sometime between 1678 and 1681 by which time Jacques was officially expelled from the French Academy on religious grounds. Father and son both worked in London up to 1684 painting well known individuals such as Charles IIs French mistress, Louise de Keroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth, before moving to Copenhagen c. Jacques worked at the courts of Christian V and Frederick IV until his death there in 1715. After the painters death in Leicester Fields, London in May 1723, George Vertue attended the sale of his collection of prints and drawings and reported that DAgar had been a good courteous Man.
[who] afflicted violently with the Gout & Stone (1). He left a widow Susannah and a son who was also a painter, possibly named David. 6d was recorded for a portrait of Lord George Douglas (59 x 42 in) in 1709 (Buccleuch collection Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfreisshire). (1) Vertue, Note books, 3.15.
Measurements: Height 143cm, Width 120cm framed (Height 56.25, Width 47.25 framed). Titan Fine Art has been offering a specially curated selection of good quality 17th - 20th century British and European fine art over the years. Based in London, we work with some of the top industry experts in Europe. Our specialist knowledge enables us to identify and catalogue all items correctly.We focus on offering quality, rather than quantity, and we pay special attention to the condition of the frames, not just the painting. Our customers have rated us as providing excellent service. The item "Huge 17th Century English Old Master Portrait of Lady Old Antique Oil Painting" is in sale since Monday, April 16, 2018.
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