Portrait of Master J W Wanley, three-quarter length, wearing a pink silk waistcoat with tassel trim, a bullfinch perched on his outstretched hand with his pet cat at his side. Oil on canvas in a period giltwood frame.
Dimensions in frame 107 x 87cm
By descent from the sitter by marriage;
With Pawsey & Payne, London, February 1978 (when advertised in Apollo)
Frans van der Mijn was born in Dusseldorf in 1719, working in Amsterdam during the years 1742-1748 and The Hague before moving to England where painted portraits, sending a painting in to the London Society of Artists each year during 1761-1772. His father Herman, his brothers Robert, George, Andreas and Gerard and his sister Cornelia were also painters.
106 x 86.60cm