Here is Pompeo Batoni’s portrait of Sir Wyndham Knatchbull-Wyndham, 6th Baronet which was painted between 1758 and 1759, most likely while Knatchbull-Wyndham was on his Grand Tour (a rite of passage of European – mostly British- nobility, who would travel through the European mainland from Paris to Naples in search of the beginnings of Western civilisation, … More Wyndham Knatchbull-Wyndham’s Whippet
This intimate portrait of Princess Sophia Matilda of Gloucester was painted by Joshua Reynolds in 1774, when Sophia was just one year old. A picture so sickly sweet it would give you cavities of the eyeball, this image was probably painted to commemorate the little princess’ birth, and due to the princess’ fairly modest depiction, … More Princess Sophia’s Best Friend
Thomas Gainsborough RA (1717 – 1788) was painting the British gentry for decades during the Georgian period, including Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire (from the film, The Duchess) as well as Queen Charlotte, and a celebrity for the time, the playwright Richard Sheridan’s wife – think Georgian Hello magazine(!). He was also a founding member of the … More Mr and Mrs Hallett’s Spitz dog
Bernard Lens III (1681-1740): Portrait of a Boy with a Dog, said to be Master Weld, 1720 Although so little is seen of the dog, it looks to be a King Charles Spaniel. “This miniature of a boy is from a group of miniatures of the Weld family. It is known as ‘Master Weld’. The … More Master Weld’s Dog
Ford Maddox Brown, (1821-1893) was an English painter of the Pre-Raphaelite school. Above is an undated Study of a Greyhound, graphite on off-white paper.