As a pair with stock No.0742(2)
These fine portraits of a Lady and her husband show the distinct influence of the Regency artist Henry Wyatt (1794-1840). Wyatt was greatly admired by his contemporaries, particularly Sir Thomas Lawrence, whom he studied under. In fact as a portraitist he tended to continue Lawrence’s style for another decade after the great man’s death until his own career was prematurely cut short by failing health. His early works remained true to his master combining a dashing brilliance of brushwork with a “gravity of tone and temper”.
It has been suggested that Wyatt’s best work dates from the early 1830’s and certainly his influence on a younger generation of painters seems to be strongest at this time, as these finely executed portraits here well demonstrate.