Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of a Lady in a Mauvre Wrap 1740s

George Knapton 

Portrait of a Lady in a Mauvre Wrap, George Knapton
Oil on canvas
18th Century
30 x 25 inches 76.2 x 63.5 cm
George Knapton was a fashionable society portraitist. His portrait of the Princess of Wales with her eight children is in the royal collection. He is perhaps best known for a series of portraits of the Society of Dilettanti, of which he was a founder member and official painter. These are now owned by Brooks's.
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