A double portrait of William Hallett (1764-1842) and his wife Elizabeth, neé Stephen (1763/4- 1833), painted around the time of their marriage in 1785.
Mr and Mrs William Hallett (The Morning Walk) by Thomas Gainsborough, c. 1785
© National Gallery, London
- Oil on canvas
- 236.2 x 179.1 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £30,000)
- Acquired in:
- Lord Rothschild
The subjects are shown finely dressed, strolling in a landscape with their dog.
After Mrs Hallett's death, offered for sale at Foster's in 1834, but not sold; later a dispute arose about ownership; sold from the Hilliard collection in April 1884 to Agnew's; sold 8 days later to Sir N M Rothschild (Lord Rothschild).