Study of Ladies Head

GBP 2,350.00

Contact Dealer To Purchase

Object Description

Framed oil on canvas 22.75 x 20.75 inches

Object Literature

E70702

STUDY OF A LADIES HEAD – CIRCA 1770

ATTRIBUTED TO DANIEL GARDNER

1750 -1805
Oil on canvas 18 x 16 inches
Framed size 22 ¾ x 20 ¾ inches

Daniel Gardner was born in Kendal. He went to the local grammar school where he was a fellow pupil with George Romney.
About 1767/8 he left for London and is said to have worked with Romney. On the 17 March 1770 he entered the Royal Academy Schools where he received tuition from Zoffany, Dance and Bartolozzi and was the Silver Medallist in 1771.
Gardner exhibited one painting at the R.A before briefly assisting in Reynolds studio circa 1773.
He went on to establish a fashionable practice, specializing in small scale portraits in crayons or gouache, often borrowing Reynolds poses.
His oils date from c.1779 and are rare.
He married Nancy Howard c.1776/7 and they had a son, George who was born in 1778. His wife and a second son died shortly after the birth and Daniel never fully recovered from the shock, sending his son George to be looked after by a friend in Kendal.
Gardner died in London on 8 July 1805 aged 55 from a liver complaint.
Redgrave writes, ‘He had a nice perception of beauty and character and composed with elegance’.

Works Represented: Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal; National Portrait Gallery London; Tate; Montacute House National Trust; Yale

Bibl: Dictionary of Portrait Painters – Brian Stewart & Mervyn Cutten

Object Condition

Good

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

We are open weekly as follows:

Monday
10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:30
Thursday
10:00 - 17:30
Friday
10:00 - 17:30
Saturday
By appointment -
Sunday
By appointment -

Dealer Contact

Telephone
+44 (0)1883 742198
Web
Email

Dealer Location

Norfolk House
80 High Street
Bletchingley
Surrey
RH1 4PA