INTERESTING PAIR OF PORTRAITS: OIL ON CANVAS

£1450

SAMUEL WOODFORD:** An interesting and charming PAIR of late 18th/early 19th century PORTRAITS, oil on canvas, of quite large size and in good original condition.  Presumably a rural married couple, she is portrayed wearing a large straw hat with a bright blue ribbon with a sleeping child on her back, whilst he, wears a smart black hat and kerchief whilst smoking a clay pipe.  Both are in original condition (not re-lined) and both are within their original gilded oval frames. (Various old labels on the reverse, plus stencils which indicate that at some stage these have passed through Christies.)

** Samuel Woodford or Woodforde (1763-1817) was born in Castle Cary, Somerset and was sponsored by the Hoare family of Stourhead, Wilts. He travelled to Italy in 1786 and after his return in 1792 he exhibited frequently at the Royal Academy.

Date: circa 1800

Dimensions: 22 x 18ins (56 x 45.5cms) including the frame.

Stock No. 5047/k