18th century Portrait of a Lady in carved and gilded frame – attributed to John Astley (1724-1878) – Sarah Hamilton of Drumaspie, Dungannon, Co Tyrone – label on reverse – Sarah Hamilton, only child of William Hamilton of Drumaspie, married to Alexander Stuart – the portrait supposed to be by Ramsay of Edinburgh
Width: 27″ / 69 cms (Framed)
Height: 31″ / 79 cms
18th century Oil On Canvas – Possibly by Mason Chamberlain
Oil on Canvas possibly by Mason Chamberlain R.A. 1727-1787 – A gentleman seated in his study with his son or grandson, a greyhound at his feet and holding a trundling hoop.
Mason Chamberlain R.A. (1727-1787) began his career in a counting house in the City of London but turned to art and studied under Hayman, in whose manner he painted conversation pieces.
He was a founder member of the Royal Academy, exhibiting 50 works there between 1760 and 1786. He painted the portrait of Benjamin Franklin in 1762 and their Royal Highnesses Prince Edward and Princess Augusta in 1771.
His works are represented at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The National Portrait Gallery, London, Yale NMM and the Milwaukee Museum.