Portrait Engraving Of Lady After John Hoppner.

Portrait Engraving Of Lady After John Hoppner.


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Fine Engraving London Published 1906 By W.M.Fowler, 121 Victoria Street Westminster SW.

Elegant Portrait After John Hoppner of Socety Lady wearing beautiful satin gown with blue ribbons and a large great gatsby hat dressed with large blue bow.

The period is late 18th Century and is influenced in the Rococco style after artist John Hoppner.

Hoppner was born in Whitechapel, London, the son of German parents – his mother was one of the German attendants at the royal palace.King George showed a fatherly interest and patronage of the young boy that gave rise to rumours, quite unfounded that he may have been his illegitimate son.

Hoppner first exhibited at the Royal Academy In 1780. His earliest love was for landscape, but necessity obliged him to turn to the more lucrative business of portrait painting. At once successful, he had throughout life the most fashionable and wealthy sitters, and was the greatest rival to the growing attraction of Thomas Lawrence. 

In 1803 he published A Series of Portraits of Ladies,engraved after his paintings by Charles Wilkin and in 1805 a volume of translations of Eastern tales into English verse.

Unusually Hoppner painted the background and perhaps more of a full-length portrait of Charlotte, Countess Talbot by Thomas Gainsborough in 1788, the year in which Gainsborough died. It is now in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Hoppner was a man of great social power, and had the knowledge and accomplishments of a man of the world.[citation needed]

He married Phoebe Wright, the daughter of American-born sculptor Patience Wright. They had five children.

In his later years Hoppner suffered from a chronic disease of the liver. He died on the 23 Jan.1810.

The Engraving is in very good condition and retains the original frame glass and border.

Height 31.5 Inches
Width 24.5 Inches
Depth 1 Inch

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