Historical Portraits Picture Archive

The Artist aged Fourteen Years 1795 1795

John James Masquerier 

The Artist aged Fourteen Years 1795, John James Masquerier
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Oil on canvas
18th Century
43 1/2 x 34 1/2 inches; 110.5 x 87.7 cm
 
Provenance:
Presented to Baroness Burdett-Coutts by the Artist, Christie''s sale May 4th, 1922, Lot 49. Private Collection, USA
Literature:
R R M See Masquerier and his Circle London 1922
Exhibited:
Royal Academy, 1795; Art Treasures Exhibition, Manchester, 1857; National Portrait Exhibition, 1868.
This extraordinarily precocious exercise in self portraiture is an expression of painterly assurance and a powerful assertion of the artist for the Romantic age.
Philip Mould Ltd, 18-19 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5LU.Copyright Philip Mould Ltd.