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Portrait of Peter du Cane (1741-1823)

Antopn von Maron

Portrait of Peter du Cane (1741-1823)
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm


This picture shows a typical gentleman's costume during this period. Peter du Cane (1741-1823), from Braxted Park, Essex, visited Rome in 1763, and like many British tourists commissioned a portrait from a painter in the city. Red was a popular colour in Italian male dress of this period, and very similar red suits with gold trimming appear in other Grand Tour portraits.

Image Details

2385mm x 1670mm
Oil on canvas
Gift in 1951
Accession Number

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