Self-Portrait of the Artist in his Studio

‘Self-Portrait of the Artist in his Studio’ by Francis Hayman, 1734. Dating by Hayman’s age and by the costume of the sitter in the related Portrait of a Lady (probably the wife of the artist) and probable date of marriage to first wife (January 1734), means this is the execution date of the painting. The artist shows himself seated, cross legged, left to right holding a palette in his left hand and a brush in his right. In the background an austere wood panelled backdrop.

Francis Hayman (1708-1776) was an English artist, known for being one of the founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768. Hayman played to the French Rococo style, and depicted literary scenes.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
5/1963/7
Category
Fine Art
Collection Class
Paintings
Medium
oil on canvas
Common Name
Self-Portrait of the Artist in his Studio
Simple Name
painting
Inscription Transcription
759 MD; Canelleto Caprice
Period Classification
George II (1727-1760)
Production Town
London
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Date
c 1734
Production Person Initials
Francis
Production Person Surname
Hayman
Production Year Low
1734
Production Year High
1735

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Self-Portrait of the Artist in his Studio