PORTRAIT OF A BOY AND HIS DOG

SIR WILLIAM BEECHEY (1753-1839)

PORTRAIT OF A BOY AND HIS DOG

1790 United Kingdom

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IR WILLIAM BEECHEY
1753 - 1839
PORTRAIT OF A BOY AND HIS DOG
Oil on canvas
Image size: 20 x 28 inches (51 x 71 cm)
In a period carved gilt frame

Sir William Beechey was born in Burford, Oxfordshire. He entered the Royal Academy school in 1774, and first exhibited at the Academy in 1776. He spent some time working with Johann Zoffany before setting up on his own in London.

In 1782, he moved to Norwich, where he painted the local gentry. Returning to London in 1787, he began to make a name for himself, and in 1793 he was elected associate member of the Royal Academy and made Portrait Painter to the Queen.

Five years later, he was knighted and made a full member of the Academy, exhibiting annually from 1785 to 1805 and from 1807 to 1838. In the 19th century, partially eclipsed by Thomas Lawrence, Beechey settled down to a less high-profile, yet nonetheless lucrative, career painting fashionable society portraits.
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Height 20.00 inch (50.80 cm)
Width 28.00 inch (71.12 cm)
Medium
Oil on canvas
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