This Eighteenth century English School portrait of a gentleman attired in garb befitting an earl is a fine example of aristocratic portraiture, a subject that became increasingly popular during the 18th century as more and more earldoms were handed out like candy in the political currency of the day.
Unfortunately, neither artist nor subject is known to us, a thought that would probably appall both of them.
Height: 54.5, Width: 44.75
Originally an 18th Century grist mill, Mill House Antiques can be found nestled in a gentle bend of the Nonnewaug River along Route 6 in northern Woodbury, Connecticut. Established in 1964 as a destination for fine antiques, Mill House attracts an international clientele of discriminating collectors…