Artist unknown :George French Angas aged 23 May. 1844

Artist unknown :George French Angas aged 23 May. 1844

Half-length frontal portrait of George French Angas

According to the stretcher label, this work was painted in the same year as Angas spent several months in New Zealand, painting and drawing. However the date 1844 appears to be incorrect, since the painting was probably done in London, and was framed in London. Angas visited London late in 1845 and was in England until late in 1846. It seems more likely that the date should read May 1846, when Angas would indeed have been 23. There is some possiblity that this is a self-portrait, although Angas was known for his drawings and watercolours, not for oil paintings

Other Titles - 21. 1846

Label on stretcher reads 'G. French Angas May 1844, aged 23 [sic].

Inscriptions: Inscribed on bottom of stretcher: "G French Angas May 1844 Aged 23 [sic] Label on frame reads "R S P P official agents: James Bourlet & Sons Ltd., ..."

Quantity: 1 oil(s).

Physical Description: Oil on canvas 790 x 640 mm

Provenance: Label on frame reads R. S. P. P. official agents James Bourlet & Sons Ltd. Probably painted and originally framed in London.

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1 oil(s), Works of art, Oil paintings, Portraits, Oil on canvas 790 x 640 mm
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