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George Carter
A Portrait of The Adair Family: A Conversation Piece

US$45,080.76

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GEORGE CARTER (1737-1794) The Adair Family: A Conversation Piece Signed and dated ‘G CARTER, PINXT 1774’ Oil on canvas 39 x 45 inches (100 x 114cm) PROVENANCE Robin Adair Mrs Clavering The Rev. & Hon. John Louther Barrington Mrs Russell Barrington Private Collection LITERATURE E Crosby-Heath, Robin Adair, The Connoisseur, London 1925, pp 130-135 (as by Thomas Gainsborough) The gentleman on the right is Robin Adair, sergeant-surgeon to George III, the lady sitting is his eldest daughter, Mrs Clavering, the little girl next to her is the future Viscountess Barrington. The boy standing with the fish in his hand is the future Sir Robert Adair, painted by Thomas Gainsborough in 1785, he later became a distinguished diplomat. George Carter was born in Colchester in 1737. He later studied at the Royal Academy Schools and became known mainly as a “historical portrait painter”. In 1774, Carter visited Italy in the company of John Singleton Copley, who had a significant influence on his work. On his return to England, Carter exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1775 and 1784. He is best remembered today for his dramatic portrayals of contemporary events such as the death of Captain James Cook and The Siege of Gibraltar.

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  • Creator
    George Carter (1737 - 1794, British)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 39 in. (99.06 cm)Width: 45 in. (114.3 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Stoke, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU44638027002

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