Height: 80 in. (203.20 cm) Width: 52 in. (132.08 cm) Depth: 4 in. (10.16 cm) Country of Origin:USA Artist:Enoch Seeman the Younger (1694-1744) Condition:Restored Year:c. 1730 Description:Magnificent 19th C. oil on canvas portrait titled "Nicoll, Mrs. Gunter, Mother of Sir Charles" by Enoch Seeman the Younger. The unframed portrait measures 80"H 52"W and is showcased in its original giltwood frame with gilt moulding. Signed by the artist on the lower right and titled on the lower left. Condition: cleaned, relined, and in ecellent condition for its age.The Gunter Nicoll family was included in British Royalty. Sir Charles passed away in 1743. Mrs. Gunter Nicoll was known as Lady Elizabeth and had seven children all of whom ended up in British Royalty and politics. The family's history is very comple and has many references throughout the 18th and early 19th C. in the form of obituaries, Parliament entries and various political achievements.Enoch Seeman the Younger (1694-1744)Enoch Seeman the Younger was born in Danzig, now Gdansk, Poland, around 1694. His father, also Enoch was born around 1661 and was known as Enoch the Elder. Enoch had several sons, all of whom were painters. It seems that the whole family was gifted.Having been brought to London from his home of Flanders by his father in 1704, the younger Seeman's painting career as we know it began with a group portrait of the Bisset family now held at Castle Forbes in Grampian, Scotland, and dated by an inscription 1708. As a painter to the British royal court Seeman completed portraits of George I, in 1730, in the robes of his coronation and of George II some years later. The first of these pictures is held at the Middle Temple in London, England, and the second is at Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England, part of the royal collection. The Yale University Art Gallery owns a portrait of Elihu Yale in 1717 by Seeman and the Metropolitan Museum in New York, USA owns his rendering of Sir James Dashwood, described by the Grove Dictionary of Art as 'Eceptionally lively'. Also by Seeman Abraham Tucker in 1739 at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England, and various copies of siteenth and seventeenth century portraits. The National Trust owns two eamples of this set of his work - at Dunham Massey in Cheshire, England, a copy of a portrait of Lady Diana Cecil, and at Belton House in Lincolnshire, England, of Lady Cust and her Nine Children.
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