William Wood c1800
William Wood c1800
William Wood c1800
William Wood c1800

WILLIAM WOOD (1769-1810)

William Wood c1800

c. 1800 England

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A vibrant portrait miniature of a gentleman wearing a brown coat with a black velvet collar, white waistcoat, white chemise and stock. His hair is worn powdered and he has very blue eyes. The background is painted as a stormy sky with red hued clouds.

Watercolour on ivory in an oval gold frame, the reverse has blue glass with an gold aperture containing a blue glass plaque with gold monogram "JP" surrounded by a border of plaited hair.

William Wood 1769-1810

Born in Suffolk 1769. He entered the Royal Academy Schools December 1785 aged 16. He worked in London exhibiting at the Royal Academy and British Institute 1788-1808.

He painted portrait and subject miniatures, as well as a few eye miniatures, watercolour drawings and landscapes. He worked in Bristol 1791 and 1803, his London address included, 30 St James’s Place, and 8 Cork Street.

Wood’s technique is fairly easily recognisable, his portraits have an honesty about them and are well drawn and expressive. He used pleasing warm colouring and shaded the features darkish brown strokes.

Examples of his work are in the Victoria & Albert Museum, Ward Usher Museum, Lincoln and many private collections including that of the Queen.
Height 8.00 cm (3.15 inches)
Width 6.50 cm (2.56 inches)
Stock Code
Watercolour on ivory
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