18th Century
Portrait of an Explorer

Oil on canvas
Image size: 29 1/2 x 24 inches (75 x 61 cm)
Period gilt frame

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This is a notable half length portrait of an explorer, holding a telescope. He stands wearing a blue grey coat over a lighter waist coast and a powdered wig with buckles (rolled curls) that is worn en queue.

A seascape can be seen beyond him, with his ship to the right and a possible volcano to the left with a bright clear sky in the background.