Saturday, September 7, 2013

Captain George K. H. Coussmaker by Sir Joshua Reynolds

Captain George K. H. Coussmaker (1759–1801), 1782
Sir Joshua Reynolds (British, 1723–1792)
Oil on canvas
93 3/4 x 57 1/4 in. (238.1 x 145.4 cm)
Reynolds gave close attention to his portrait of George Kein Hayward Coussmaker, a lieutenant and captain in the first regiment of Foot Guards. No fewer than seventeen appointments—and at least two more for the sitter's horse—are recorded between February 9 and April 10, 1782. The composition is complex and the whole vigorously painted.
Copy and images from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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