Portrait oil painting of John Arnold and family 1783-1787

1783-1787 in United Kingdom
Robert Davy

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Painting. John Arnold and family / Robert Davy, [c1765]. Oil on canvas; 106x129cm in gilt frame, 124x147x8cm. Group
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Painting. John Arnold and family / Robert Davy, [1783-1787]. Oil on canvas; 106x129cm in gilt frame, unglazed, 124x147x8cm. Group portrait depicting the watch and chronometer maker John Arnold (1736-1799) examining a chronometer, his son John Roger Arnold (1769-1843), active from 1783 as a watchmaker, and his wife Margaret Arnold (1743/4-1789). Robert Davy died in 1793 after being robbed. The portrait of John Arnold was engraved in mezzotint by Susan Esther Reid

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gilt and oil paint on canvas
frame: 1240 mm x 1470 mm x 100 mm,
image: 1060 mm x 1290 mm
  • visual and verbal communication
  • visual and verbal communication
  • oil painting - visual work
Donated by Mr Charles Frodsham (Woodcroft Collection)

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