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Portraits of Sisters, a Pair
|Title:||Portraits of Two Young Sisters Wearing a Yellow, and a Blue Dress, in Feigned Ovals.|
|Artist:||Bartholomew Dandridge Circle of (1691-1755) British|
|Detail:||Oils on canvas. 30 x 25 in. frame: 35 x 30 in. Both indistinctly signed. Circa 1720|
Bartholomew Dandridge was an English portrait painter. He studied at Sir Godfrey Kneller’s academy of painting and later at the St Martin’s Lane Academy. He had a career as a fashionable portrait painter in London for more than forty years, working in a style similar to that of John Vanderbank. In 1732, he was commissioned by Lord Barrington to paint a portrait of Frederick, Prince of Wales on horseback.
In 1733, he moved to 55, Great Queen Street, which had formed part of the house of Sir Godfrey Kneller until his death two years before. His portraits of the historian Nathaniel Hooke and of Frederick, Prince of Wales are in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, as is another painting by Dandridge, believed tobe of William Kent. The collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum includes a Portrait of a Painter by Dandridge; this may be the self-portrait he is recorded as having painted in 1729.
This fabulous pair of colourful early Georgian portraits in period hand carved frames have been sold in the past as being by Bartholomew Dandridge. The portraits show a clear influence of Dandridge’s portraiture, but likely to be by a very talented artist in his circle during his lifetime. Both portraits are indistinctively signed.