J. C. D. Engelheart
Sarah Reynolds, shown here with her hair fashionably curled around her face and wearing an empire-line dress with a lilac wrap round her arms, was the daughter of William Reynolds and his wife Mary (née Lucas). A portrait of her sister, Harriet, painted in the same year, also by Engleheart, resides in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum.
The portrait is signed on the reverse (now pasted to the backing paper) ‘J D Engleheart / 1810 Pinxt / 88 Newman St’ with biographical details added in a later hand. The portrait is set in what appears to be the original papier-mâché frame with an elongated leaf hanger.
John Cox Dillman Engleheart was the nephew and pupil of George Engleheart. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1801 and 1828.
Item Ref. 5913
Size: framed, 163 x 140mm (6⅜ x 5½)
Provenance: Phillips London, February 1986