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Andrea Soldi

Andrea Soldi

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Artist : Andrea Soldi (1703 - 1771)
 
Portrait of a Naval Officer, The Hon. Thomas Craven
 
Signed and dated 1753
 
Provenance : Family descent from the family Earls of Craven
Richard Green, London - label verso
Private collection : UK
 
 
Andrea Soldi was born in Florence and came to London in 1736. He quickly gained a reputation and for about a decade was London's foremost portrait painter. But his lifestyle was lively and somewhat intemperate, causing him to be imprisoned for debt in the mid 1740's. It is said that Sir Joshua Reynolds paid for his funeral
 
Oil on Canvas
 
50" x 40” inches
framed 56 x 46 inches
 
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