Circle of John Vanderbank (English, 1694-1739)

  • Sold

Circle of John Vanderbank (English, 1694-1739)

Portrait of a Young Lady

Oil on Canvas

  • Painting - 127cm x 101cm


A very fine 18th century portrait of a lady.


  • the collection of Sir Upton Grenville Smythe (according to a label on the reverse)
  • Bonhams Oxford, 13th March 2013, Lot 290 where acquired by the previous private collector.


In very fine condition.  Professionally lined and conserved in the 20th century.  The painting has benefitted from a light surface clean and a fresh coat of varnish since the Bonhams sale in 2013.

Artist Information

John Vanderbank was a leading English portrait painter who enjoyed a high reputation during the last decade of King George I's reign and remained in high fashion in the first decade of King George II's reign. George Vertue's opinion was that only intemperance and extravagance prevented Vanderbank from being the greatest portraitist of his generation, his lifestyle bringing him into repeated financial difficulties and leading to an early death at the age of only 45.