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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA846062: Large Scale Portrait Oil Painting Of A Lady With A Lamb, C1740, Attributed To Arthur Pond

Large Scale Portrait Oil Painting Of A Lady With A Lamb, C1740, Attributed To Arthur Pond

£12,500    $15,861    €14,770
Attributed to Arthur Pond
 
British, (1701-1758)
 
Portrait of a Lady
 
Oil on canvas
 
Image size: 50.75 inches x 41.5 inches
 
Size including frame: 58.5 inches x 49.25 inches
 
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A fine large-scale portrait of a lady seated in a wooded landscape, attributed to Arthur Pond. The sitter is pictured in a blue silk robe with pink cuffs held in place by jewelled clasps and a string of pearls. On her head is a yellow hat with a blue band, pink trim and flowers. She wears a pearl necklace with matching droplet earrings; symbols of her wealth and rank. Pearls also represented purity and wisdom in portraiture. In her arms she holds a floral garland and by her side is a lamb, often used to denote gentleness, sweetness and innocence. This substantial painting was most likely a betrothal portrait.
 
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Arthur Pond was born in London in 1701, the son of a surgeon. He entered St Martin's Lane Academy in 1720 where he is believed to have studied under John Vanderbank. In 1725, he visited Italy, travelling to Rome with the artist George Knapton and the poet John Dyer. There he studied the Italian Masters and made a number of valuable connections with artists, printmakers and art dealers. He returned to London in 1727 and lived at 16-17, Great Piazza, Covent Garden.
 
Pond began specialising in portraits and became a highly successful artist, gaining patrons such as Alexander Pope, the Duke of Cumberland, Viscount Dungarvan and Peg Woffington. His most significant patron was Captain Francis Blake Delaval, whom he served as a portrait painter to his family and art tutor to his daughter Lady Rhoda Delaval Astley and son George Delaval, who became his apprentice.
 
He was also an art collector and amassed a number of old master drawings including those of Rembrandt. Inspired by his collection, Pond began to produce many etchings which imitated the work of some of the great masters such as Rembrandt, Raphael, Salvator Rosa, Parmigianino, Caravaggio, and Poussins. I...
Antique #SA846062, showcased on this page, originates from the 18th century. For historical context, the timeline below highlights the period when it was made:
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