Collection of miniatures at Valence House Museum – seeking advice on attributions

Charles Gascoyne Fanshawe 1776-1800. Fanshawe Collection, Valence House Museum, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

Charles Gascoyne Fanshawe (1776-1800). Fanshawe Collection, Valence House Museum, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

Leeanne Westwood, Curator at Valence House Museum, is researching artist attributions for a recent donation of nine Fanshawe family miniatures, and one loan to the collection. The ten paintings are shown below along with what information as to sitter identity and dating is currently known.

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  • The miniature of Henry Fanshawe is by the artist Nicholas Freese (1761-1831)

  • Charles Noble
    August 15, 2018 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    The miniature titled Elizabeth Gunning appears to be a copy of part of Thomas Gainsborough’s The Hon. Mrs. Graham full-length portrait (R.A. 1777), now to be found at the National Galleries of Scotland.

  • Leeanne Westwood
    August 16, 2018 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    Hello Claudia

    For my own clarification, can I ask what makes you say it is by Nicholas Freese? Many thanks.

  • Leeanne Westwood
    August 16, 2018 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    Hello Charles

    Thank you for pointing us to this painting. We will see if we can find a connection between her family and the Fanshawes to work out why the Fanshawes would have her portrait.

  • Claudia
    September 3, 2018 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    Freese very rarely signed (I do have one currently in stock) but the treatment of the background with linear strokes in a circular movement are typical and unique to Freese’s work.

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