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SA818532

1814 Sir William Beechey Circle Oil Painting Robert 4th Earl Of Buckinghamshire

Price

£5,000 | $6,778 USD | €5,827 EUR
Item Number: SA818532
Date of manufacture: Regency
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Royal House Antiques
This antique has been viewed 21 times in the past month with the most views from Finland.

Description

Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this stunning oil painting portrait, signed to the bottom left Robert 5th Earl of Buckinghamshire 1814 and printed to the back “prepared by Roberson & Miller 51 Long Acre London” the painting is the circle of Sir William Beechey.
Please note the delivery fee listed is just a guide, it covers within the M25 only for the UK and local Europe only for international, if you would like an accurate quote please send me your postcode and I’ll provide you with the exact price.
A very attractive portrait of Robert seated at his desk in rather stately looking attire. The frame is the original gilt wood and quite an expensive piece on its own.
The condition is very good, it is over 200 years old so there will be touch ups and restorations that have occurred, there is no damage to note that I can see or feel.
Dimensions
Height:- 112.5cm
Width:- 92cm
Depth:- 7cm
This painting as mentioned is the circle of Sir William Beechey
Sir William Beechey RA (12 December 1753 – 28 January 1839) was a leading English portraitist during the golden age of British painting.
Early life
Beechey was born at Burford, Oxfordshire, on 12 December 1753, the son of William Beechey, a solicitor, and his wife Hannah Read. Both parents died when he was still quite young, and he and his siblings were brought up by his uncle Samuel, a solicitor who lived in nearby Chipping Norton. The uncle was determined that the young Beechey should likewise follow a career in the law, and at an appropriate age he was entered as a clerk with a conveyancer near Stow-on-the-Wold. But as The Monthly Mirror later recorded in July 1798, he was: "Early foredoomed his [uncle's] soul to cross/ And paint a picture where he should engross."
Beechey was admitted to the Royal Academy Schools in 1772, where he is thought to have studied under Johan Zoffany. He first exhibited at the Academy in 1776. His earliest surviving portraits are small-scale full-length and conversation pieces which are reminiscent of Zoffany.
In 1782, he moved to Norwich, where he gained several commissions, including a portrait of Sir John Wodehouse and a series of civic portraits for St. Andrew's Hall, Norwich. By 1787, he had returned to London, and in 1789, he exhibited a celebrated portrait of John Douglas, Bishop of Carlisle (now in Lambeth Palace).
Beechey's career during this period is marked by a succession of adept and restrained portraits in the tradition of Sir Joshua Reynolds. King George III, by William Beechey, 1799–1800 Beechey's style perfectly suited the conventional taste of the royal family, and in 1793, he was commissioned to paint a full-length portrait of Queen Charlotte and subsequently named as her official portrait painter. That same year, he was elected as an associate member of the Royal Academy.
Following his royal appointment, the number of royal commissions he undertook increased markedly, and in 1797 he exhibited six royal portraits. In 1798, he was elected a full member of the Royal Academy and painted George III and the Prince of Wales Reviewing Troops for that year's academy's exhibition. This enormous composition depicts King George III, the Prince of Wales and staff officers on horseback at an imagined cavalry review in Hyde Park. The king was reported to be delighted with the painting and rewarded Beechey with a knighthood.
Joseph Farington's Diaries give many accounts of Beechey's relations with the royal family during this period, including his temporary fall from favour in 1804, which Farington attributes to the vagaries of George III's mental condition.
Beechey's portraits of the turn of the century are considered to be his most colourful and lively. They are closer to the flamboyant and free techniques employed by his younger rivals, John Hoppner and Sir Thomas Lawrenc



Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Regency.


Dimensions

Height = 112.5 cm (44.3")
Width = 92 cm (36.2")
Depth = 7 cm (2.8")


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Royal House Antiques
Pulborough
West Sussex
RH20 1DF
United Kingdom
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