Quiet Contemplation

Circle of Paul Sandby


‘Her own thoughts and reflections were habitually her best companions.’  –  Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

Seated in quiet contemplation, this young lady in a white surcoat and straw bonnet has turned herself away from her audience thereby invoking a sense of mystery.

Painted in watercolour, the portrait dates to around 1800 and is attributed to the circle of watercolourist Paul Sandby, one of the founding members of the Royal Academy. It is in fine condition and is mounted within a handsome giltwood frame.

Item Ref. 6876

Size: framed, 339 x 300mm (13⅜ x 11¾")