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Drummer-Boy by James Sharples

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A charming Georgian portrait of a young drummer-boy, his drum inscribed P.R. Painted in coloured chalks and within the original gilt gesso frame of a pattern favoured by the artist.

13 in x 15 in 

James Sharples c.1751-1811 is thought to have been a pupil of George Romney. He exhibited at the Royal Academy on 14 occasions, between 1779 and 1785, working from various addresses over the period; Cambridge, Bath, Bristol and between 1783-1785, London. He was also an inventor who designed a steam carriage. From around 1793-1801 he practiced in Philadelphia and New York. He famously painted George Washington when in Philadelphia. Returning to Bath in 1801 he returned again to New York in 1809 to join his two sons; both working portrait artists there at this time. 



Item Code: 5182

£ 1950

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