A rare double full-length profile of Mr & Mrs. John Wright
A rare double full-length profile of Mr & Mrs. John Wright

WILLIAM KAY (worked from c.1790)

A rare double full-length profile of Mr & Mrs. John Wright

1794 Scotland

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She seated opposite her husband who leans on the mantel of a fireplace, a roaring fire in the background
set in hammered brass frame,

Very little is know about William Kay of Edinburgh except that he was the son of John Kay, and was acquainted with Byron whose portrait he etched.

A label on the reverse states that John Wright, brewer and former Lord Provost of Perth was born in Dunblane but came to Perth early in life and began business as draper. On the death of his uncle he succeeded to the business of John Wright & company, brewers, Methuen Street, which he carried on successfully for 35 years. Mr. Wright took an active share in the public life of Perth, serving for many years on the Harbour, Water and Police Commissions, as well as in the Guildry and Town Council, ultimately becoming Lord Provost in 1831-2, when the Reform Bill became law. He died at St. Leonard's Bank on 6th June, 1840, at the advanced age of 82.
Dimensions
Height 14.20 cm (5.59 inches)
Depth 11.00 cm (4.33 inches)
Stock Code
4468
Medium
painted in colour on card
Signed/Inscribed
signed on the reverse William Kay/ profile painter/ 1794
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