A 'conversation piece' showing Michael Bryan, his wife and five children.
Michael Bryan and his Family by James Ward, 1797
© Laing Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 165 x 201 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £250 ( Total: £1,000)
- Acquired in:
- Private collector
Assembled on terrace with park scenery on the left and drapery and architecture as a backdrop. Ward made engravings from Bryan's old masters collection.
Remained in Bryan family until 1935, sold by Sotherby's to Mr. Reitlinger. At 1953 Reitlinger sale, sold to Mr. Cevat who sold it on to Mr. Mortimer Brandt who sold it to anonymous owner.