This portrait fragment was once part of an early double portrait of the artist, and most probably shows his first wife.
Portrait of a lady in the artist's studio (Mrs Hayman?) by Francis Hayman, c. 1735
© Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 63 x 44 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £3,000 ( Total: £12,000)
- Acquired in:
- Historical Portraits/ Philip Mould
It is a remarkable discovery and joins the other section of the composition, the 'Self-portrait' already in the collection of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, which is the earliest identified work by Hayman.
Private collection, USA; auction sale, New Hampshire, USA; Philip Mould Historical Portraits, London.
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