Portrait of Sir Francis Ford's Children giving a Coin to a Beggar Boy by Sir William Beechey

The painting may reflect the involvement of Sir Francis Ford (1758-1801) of Ember Court, Surrey and Lears in Barbados in some charitable concerns usual for a man in his position; the alleviation of poverty was a matter for public debate.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
180 x 150 cm
Art Fund grant:
£15,000 ( Total: £135,000)
Acquired in:
1993
Vendor:
Dover Street Gallery

Provenance

Sotheby's New York, 1991.

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