Boy in Green

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Norway
    City: Oslo
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    William Artaud, portrait and history painter, was born on 24 March 1763, the son of a London jeweller. He won three awards from Incorporated Society of Artists during his teens and from 1778 attended the Royal Academy Schools in London. From 1795, Artaud spent four years in Italy on a Royal Academy scholarship. On his return to England, in 1799, he exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, showing 85 paintings there by the end of his life. He specialised in large scale history paintings, many of which are now lost. Eight history subjects by Artaud were engraved for ‘The Poets' Gallery’, published by the picture dealer, Thomas Macklin. Today, his works can be found at the National Portrait Gallery and the Tate in London.
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    People
    unknown boy
    Places
    Subjects
    male portrait, boy, ruff
    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Boy in Green
    Date
    1814
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 74.00 cm, width: 62.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Sotheby's, 29 July 1953
    Inscription
    sdcr
    Provenance
    Collection of H. S. Gibbins; by whose executors sold through Sotheby's, London, on 29 July 1953 (Lot 36); from which sale purchased by Leggatt Bros. on behalf of the Ministry of Works
    GAC number
    2247