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Attributed to Joseph Wright 1734 - 1797, Portrait of a Gentleman John Dawes Mather. Antique 18th Century Oil Painting on Canvas

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W-77 H-89 (cm)

Item Reference:

56835-1132-4Tip! This item's Ref-Code breaks down thus...
Item Ref Code: 56835-1132-4
Item No. 56835 - Dealer No. 1132 - Building No. 4


Attributed to Joseph wright 1734-1797 - John Dawes Mather
Oil on Canvas

A well presented portrait of a gentleman of Derby - John Dawes Mather 1761 - 1831 painted in oils on canvas (lined) and presented in a decorative gilt frame. Information verso attributes the piece to Joseph Wright however no further investigation in to the provenance of the painting has been made! the inscription to the reverse reads:

'This picture was given to Sarah Ann Antill by Dr. T.C Cade, it being a portrait of her grandfather.

John Dawes Mather gent of Spondon 1761-1831. Son of Walter Mather gent of Derby. Number on canvas No 25. Portrait of a gentleman 1783-5 by Joseph Wright A.R.A of Derby. Restored and relined by Mr Charles Ward, Friargate Derby. January 1929, with the personel interest of H. Cheney Bemrose Esq.'

Painting size: 77 x 64 cm
Frame size: 89 x 77 cm


Item Reference
Height: 89 cm
Width: 77 cm
Oil Painting on Canvas
1760 - 1820, C18th (George III)
Country of Origin
Great Britain
Good order, the painting was restored in 1929. Having been lined and repaired. there are a few areas of minor touch up. There is a layer of dirt and discolouration which appears to have a new layer of varnish over the top.


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