Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of a Lady 1720c.

Robert Byng 

Portrait of a Lady, Robert Byng
Oil on canvas
18th Century
30 x 25 inches 76.2 x 63.5 cm
Too little is known of Byng's work as studio assistant to Sir Godfrey Kneller in his last years, and too much indifferent work is attributed to him on the basis purely of convenience, but this elegant portrait in the master's manner is accomplished proof of his talents.
Philip Mould Ltd, 18-19 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5LU.Copyright Philip Mould Ltd.