Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823)
|Artist Name||Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823)|
|Title||Portrait of Charles Stewart Parker|
|Description||This very impressive British 18th century Old Master oil portrait is attributed to Henry Raeburn. Painted in 1799 the sitter is Charles Stewart Parker of Perthshire, Scotland (1771-1828) and he would have been 28 in our painting. The half length portrait painting is part of a pair with his wife, Margaret Parker. The sitter is seated in an upholstered chair with a mountainous landscape view beyond. He is wearing a wig, coat and gloves and holding a cane. There is tremendous sensitive detail in the portrayal of his face.
|Provenance||Provenance. Bears title inscription on frame plus name and dates verso with date painted as 1799.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||28 x 36 inches|
|Frame||Housed in an original late 18th century Raeburn gilt frame 46 inches by 38 inches and in good condition|
|Biography||Sir Henry Raeburn FRSE RA RSA (1756-1823) was a British portrait painter and Scotland's first significant portrait painter since the Union to remain based in Scotland. He served as Portrait Painter to King George IV in Scotland.|