The Absinthe Drinker
Graphite on paper, signed lower right & dated
Image size: 15 x 11 inches
1701 – 1779
Portrait of a Lady
Oil on canvas
Image size: 30 x 25 inches
Original carved giltwood frame
Hudson had many assistants, and employed the specialist drapery painter Joseph van Aken for the clothing in this portrait.
Darnley Fine Art Limited holds an extensive stock of fine portraits dating from the 16th to the 21st century.
We are a leading specialist in portraiture, having recently hosted a major exhibition in recently discovered portraits by some very prominent artists that had never before been on public display. Fine portrait paintings by Cornelius Johnson, Thomas Hudson, Francis Hayman and Mary Beale were all featured in the exhibition.
Darnley Fine Art currently has many fine portraits for sale that would be a great investment for the discerning art collector. We advise clients on starting or adding to their portrait collection, and are always happy to source particular genres and subject matter to a client’s particular taste.
Portraiture is experiencing a resurgence in popularity in the art market. Please browse through our website, and do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like more information or advice.
Nothing displays status like antique portraits. If you have an empty wall in your living room or corridor, decorate it with an portrait to make it feel historical as well as unique.
Most of the portraits are illustrated on the website, but we have others not listed. If your looking for a specific person on subject do let us know.