Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of a Gentleman 1790s

Attributed to Benjamin Marshall 

Portrait of a Gentleman, Attributed to Benjamin Marshall
Oil on canvas
18th Century
30 x 25 inches 76.2 x 63.5 cm
This penetrating portrait by Marshall shows that as well as being a renowned sporting painter - and a former pupil of George Stubbs - he was capable of remarkable psychological acuity in portraiture, in whixh genre he studied under Lemuel Francis Abbott, and as portraits such as this demonstrate, easily exceeded his master.
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