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Portrait of Richard Ottley 1729-75. The painting by Thomas Gainsborough

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Portrait of Richard Ottley 1729-75

Portrait of Richard Ottley is a wonderful oil on canvas by the British artist Thomas Gainsborough. Unfortunately, the date and current location of the original piece are unknown. Thomas Gainsborough was a leading painter of the 18th-century United Kingdom. His work was, in many ways, opposed to the ideas of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the most famous artist of this period. Gainsborough was mostly known for his incredible portraits, influenced by Dutch painters such as Van Dyck, but it was in landscape painting that he found his passion.

Portrait of Richard Ottley was painted on an oval-shaped canvas. Richard Ottley was a farm owner and probably had commissioned his own portrait. Thomas Gainsborough became one of the most sought-after painters for notable characters to model for him. Such was the case of Lady Cavendish, Madame Lebrun and Johann Christian Bach, and many other sitters. Gainsborough kept an active rivalry with Sir Joshua Reynolds and was extremely resented that Reynolds was turned into the Court’s Painter. Ironically, Reynolds himself later, despite occupying such a post.

Portrait of Richard Ottley is a painting that exemplifies how well Gainsborough dealt with portraiture. His work was quite singular, and even though it’s not the case of this portrait, he often increased the importance of the sitter in his portraits. His work is characterized by a bright, light palette and an incredible delicacy. His skill to capture the likeness of his sitters was charming, and he had an eye to make vibrant yet natural color harmony in his pictures. The depiction of fabric is also something that makes Gainsborough paintings superb, with the clothing of the sitters being an essential part of establishing their statuses.

Richard Ottley turns two-thirds to the right, looking beyond the composition’s limits. His eyebrows are slightly raised in light suspicion or curiosity. A gentle shade falls on the right side of his face, modeling it. His hair is light gray, and even though he is balding, his hair is longer on the sides. There is a subtle smile on his face. Ottley wears a fancy red jacket with golden buttons. A light shines on the right side of Ottley, accompanying the contours of his figure. Behind Ottley is a dark brown background that contrasts with his red jacket.

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Portrait of Richard Ottley 1729-75

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