Portrait of a Young Girl with Flowers c.1750; Attributed to Thomas Bardwell

By Roy Precious From United Kingdom

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Oil on canvas in giltwood frame.

A charming portrait of a young girl in a country landscape; she hold a basket of flowers and seems to offer one to the viewer.
The flower in her hand is a single red rosebud which symbolises her youth, a loving nature and simplicity...like the girl, it has yet to reach maturity.
The flowers in the basket are honeysuckle for sweetness of disposition, briar rose for purity and spiritual love, and white jasmine for an amiable character.

THOMAS BARDWELL (1704-1767) was a portrait and decorative painter, born in East Anglia, he died in Norwich. First recorded working in 1728, his dated portraits begin in 1741. He visited London in the 1740s and 1750s, and in 1752/3 he made a visit through Yorkshire to Scotland. From at least 1759 he was sttled in Norwich where he had a good practice. "His best work has much charm" (The Dictionary of Portrait Painters in Britain).

SIZE: canvas 30 x 24.75 inches.
framed 40 x 35 inches.

PROVENANCE: Chester H. Johnson Gallery, Chicago. (old labels verso)
Two more old labels for the 'Manhattan Storage & Warehousing Co.' New York.
Private Collection, Southern England.