Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of a young boy 1780c.

William Doughty 

Portrait of a young boy, William Doughty
Oil on canvas
18th Century
24 x 17 inches 61 x 43.1 cm
Ingrain sale, Christie's 12th March 1926, Lot 47 (as by Wright of Derby), bought Spink 3gns With Spink & Son, London The Right Hon. Lord Kindersley QBE His executors sale, Sotheby''s 9th February 1955, Lot 167
Doughty was a Yorkshire-born portrait painter and mezzotint engraver who studied under Sir Joshua Reynolds until 1778. He is considered to be probably the most accomplished of Reynolds's pupils and the closest to him in style. He worked briefly in Ireland and died in Lisbon en route to India, where he was intending to establish himself as a Colonial portrait painter.
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