A superb, large scale, English country house portrait of a gentleman, Mr F Binney Esq.
The artist has captured the sitter in a beautiful relaxed pose and I particularly love his use of a deep,rich brown colour palette with the striking splash of red in the tie.
Painted by John Gray, signed and dated 1901.
The label verso reads ‘ John Gray, Winford House, Maiden Newton, Dorset. Portrait of F Binney Esq’
John Gray was active 1885-1922.
His portraits include those of Sir John Heathcote Amory and Alexandra Georgina Seymour ( Lady Amory). Both of which are in the National Trust collections and are housed at Knightshayes Court in Devon ( The former home of the Heathcote Amory family)
In all round excellent condition and in its original gilt frame.
H 143cm x W 118cm x D 8cm