Thomas Hudson, C. 1765
Exceptional English George III period neoclassical memorial or mourning portrait of a gentleman attributed to famed London portraitist Thomas Hudson (1701-1779) depicting ‘Edward Longdon’ in architectural roundel resting on a plinth with a passage from Edward Young’s poem ‘Night Thoughts’ and marble urn at lower right with the deceased’s name, 5 April, 1765 death date, and his age of 38. Edward Longdon is listed as a successful London ‘cordwainer’ (Shoemaker) who died unmarried in his will, the original of which is in the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre in Chippenham; a copy of the will be provided with the painting to the respective buyer and an optional modern giltwood frame should it be desired that measures 41.25″ x 33.25″ x 1.75″.
Condition: Good. Wear commensurate with age and use. Original stretcher. Optional frame with minor losses.
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