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PORTRAIT OF A LADY WEARING A SILVER DRESS
WITH A BLUE WRAP HOLDING A PINK ROSE
Flourished 1739 - 1776 Label verso
Oil on canvas 50 x 40 inches
Framed size 57 ½ x 47 ½ inches
Carpentiers was thought to be of Swiss origin but it is more possible he was Flemish.
By 1739 he was working in England as a portrait painter.
His early style is in the manner of Highmore, but with a slight Flemish/French influence.
He travelled throughout England and is recorded as being in Kent and Buckinghamshire in 1739, Bath and London in 1743, Oxford in 1745, East Anglia from 1751 and Norwich 1757. It is thought he settled in London about 1760 and is recorded as working in Pimlico. While working in London he was friends with many foreign artists who came here. Carpentiers exhibited his paintings from 1760 to 1774, 6 at the Society of Artists of Great Britain; 8 at the Free Society of Artists and 4 at the Royal Academy.
He painted the portrait of Zuccarelli and Roubiliac and was patronized by the very colourful character, Sir Francis Dashwood of West Wycombe whom he painted in a number of amusing guises.
He also depicted other members of the Divan Club in costume.
Although his death in London is commonly given as 1778 his Will was approved in Middlesex March 1776.
Works Represented: Bradbourne; Town Hall, Oxford; National Portrait Gallery
Bibl: Portrait Painters - Brian Stewart & Mervyn Cutten
Provenance: Countess Jenny Esterhazy
|Height||50.00 inch||(127.00 cm)|
|Width||40.00 inch||(101.60 cm)|
|External Height||57.50 inch||(146.05 cm)|
|External Width||47.50 inch||(120.65 cm)|
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