This portrait fragment was once part of an early double portrait of the artist, and most probably shows his first wife.

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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