|Title||Full length portrait of a young man wearing a red jacket and knee length trousers with a dog on his left, table on right|
|Medium & Size||Oil on canvas: 50 ¼ x 40 ¼ inches. Framed size 56 ½ x 47 inches.|
|Price Band||£5,000 - £10,000|
Charles D’Agar (De Garr) was born in Paris, son of Jacob D’Agar a Huguenot refugee. The family arrived in London in 1681. Charles became the apprentice to Robert Robinson, a painter-stainer. He travelled with his father to Copenhagen where he stayed for 6 years, returning to London in 1961 to enjoy a successful portrait practice. His prices in 1707 were £7 for a 30 x 25 inch canvas and £12 for a 50 x 40 inch canvas plus the charge for a frame.
A sensitive master, painting often in the manner of Dahl. In some of his pictures he shows a fondness for intricate backgrounds, but rarely signed his works.
He was particularly masterful at creating living skin tones and giving his subjects a glow of health, as can be seen in this excellent example.
Works represented: Ham House; Victoria & Albert Museum; Lamport Hall; Burghley House; Drumlanrigg Castle.
Bibl: Portrait Painters- B. Stewart & M. Cutten