Michael Bryan and his Family by James Ward

A 'conversation piece' showing Michael Bryan, his wife and five children.


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.

Venue details

Laing Art Gallery New Bridge Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE1 8AG 0191 232 7734 www.twmuseums.org.uk/laing

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