|Date/Era/Period:||no sure how old|
|Description:||Oil Painting on board of a man, the size is 7 1/4 inches by 9 inches. The painting is not signed on the front. On the back is a label that reads " SIR THOMAS LAWRENCE, ECOLE ANGLAISE 1769-1830". Also a label on the back from the maker of the board that the painting is on.|
|Condition:||the condition is good too fair. It has crazing to the painting and a small repair right above his ear.|
|Origin:||This along with other art work I bought from a consignment shop this summer. All the art came from the same house, They where are collectors and had some very nice pieces. I also bought a collection of doorstops. I think this painting maybe from the 1800's|
|Provenance:||The owners where not famous but they had good taste in antiques.|
|Appraised By:||Sara Kinch|
|Appraiser Comments:||The artwork that you have submitted for inquiry is an original oil painting on wooden panel created by an unknown artist. The gentleman depicted in the painting is renouned British portrait artist Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1863). The oil painting that you possess is painted on a panel that has information regarding the maker of the wooden support, who is Robert Davy. Robert Davy is listed as an active business as early as 1811. The business produced frames, wooden support panels and pigments as well as other artists' supplies. After the date of 1825, Davy listed "prepared panel and mill-board" on their merchandise labels. Davy is listed at the 83 Newman Street address after the date of 1841. After the date of 1864, the business address changes to Russell Place. This would place the panel and perhaps the painting as being completed somewhere between the two dates of 1841 through 1864. Many of the noted British artists used Davy's supplies Including Sir Thomas Lawrence, Sir Edwin Landseer and JMW Turner. Artists who were associated with the Royal Academy used the wooden panels for their artworks. The artist who created the painting that you possess may have been a student or contemporary of the artists active in London and artists at the academy during this time frame. The information written on the reverse regarding the subject matter in the painting is written in French and states that the painting is of Sir Thomas Lawrence English School 1769-1830. The wooden support which the painting is laid upon was most likely produced after Sir Thomas Lawrence's death in 1830 and the painting may not have been created from life. The painting may have for a period been located in France. For the purpose of this appraisal, the artwork is evaluated as an original oil painting on wooden panel that has been painted by an unknown artist who may have been a student at the Royal Academy during the early to mid 19th Century. Thank you for your inquiry. Sara Kinch|
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