Mr and Mrs William Hallett (The Morning Walk) by Thomas Gainsborough

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.


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).

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