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Portrait of Charles Burney (famous musician and author of this period) represented as a country gentleman wearing a wig and in blue eighteenth-century dress, sitting on a large gnarled tree trunk which has been sawn down and now lies on its side, amidst woodland. The erect tree is leaning to the left, with the gentleman leaning against it resting his right elbow on his cheek. The surrounding landscape is very dark suggesting a night-time scene.
oil on canvas
91.7 x 71.3 cm
purchased from Arthur Tooth and Sons Ltd, 1934