Self-portrait by Edward Collier, oil on canvas, 1683 © National Portrait Gallery, London

Queries

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Seeking information on the artist ‘J. Cooper’

A scholar in the US presents research into this early eighteenth-century artist know only as 'J. Cooper'. For several decades a number of 'folk art' style portraits, usually of courtiers, monarchs or allegorical have shown up in the United States, primarily New England.

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‘Johannes Wendell, Albany, N. America’ 1719

A researcher in the US has submitted the attached images seeking help as the artist’s identity. He adds:  ‘There are a considerable number of portraits extant from Albany from c. 1718 to 1745 by four limners, whose styles are not up to the quality of this portrait. Indeed I see no other colonial limner’s hand […]

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What have we here?

Query submitted by Amelia Marriette, Exhibitions and Collections Curator at Torre Abbey, Torquay Here at Torre Abbey, we are currently undergoing a 4 million pound refurbishment – the second major structural refurbishment in 5 years. This time though, we have had the advantage of having a design company to hand and a limited budget for […]

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Seated man

Thoughts regarding the possible identity of the sitter or artist of this UK Government Art Collection portrait would be appreciated. Please use the ‘add a comment’ facility below.

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18thC gentleman

Thoughts regarding the possible sitter or artist of this portrait in the UK Government Art Collection would be appreciated. Please use the ‘add a comment’ facility below.   Zoom in on this picture on the GAC website.

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18thC/19thC lady

This portrait, formerly thought to depict Lady Emma Hamilton, is in the UK Government Art Collection. Any thoughts regarding the sitter’s identity and artist attribution is appreciated – please use the ‘add a comment’ facility below.   Zoom in on this picture on the GAC website.

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17thC gentleman

The UK Government Art Collection is soon to begin a project to investigate 16 paintings purchased for the collection from the British Museum, of which this is one. However, any thoughts regarding the sitter or artist would be appreciated. Please use the ‘add a comment’ facility below to share your responses.

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