British Collection

Portrait of a Woman, Possibly of the Lloyd Family
Portrait of a Woman, Possibly of the Lloyd Family

Portrait of a Woman, Possibly of the Lloyd Family

Thomas Gainsborough
British (English) (1727–1788)
18th century
c. 1750
Oil on canvas
27 3/8 x 20 7/8 in. (69.6 x 53 cm) Framed: 34 1/4 x 27 3/4 x 3 in. (87 x 70.5 x 7.6 cm)
ACF 1946.04
Along with his contemporary Joshua Reynolds, Gainsborough was one of the leading figures in the glamorous “golden age” of British portraiture.
Suffolk Landscape
Suffolk Landscape

Suffolk Landscape

Thomas Gainsborough
British (English) (1727–1788)
18th century
mid-1750s
Oil on canvas
25 1/8 x 30 1/4 in. (63.8 x 76.9 cm) Framed: 34 1/4 x 41 x 3 1/2 in. (87 x 104.1 x 8.9 cm)
ACF 1942.02
Gainsborough’s passion for landscape dated from his earliest years. The canvases he painted in his native Suffolk show his admiration for the Dutch seventeenth-century landscapes that were increasingly available in the English market, and which Gainsborough restored, copied, and later collected.
Portrait of a Woman, Possibly Elizabeth Warren
Portrait of a Woman, Possibly Elizabeth Warren

Portrait of a Woman, Possibly Elizabeth Warren

Joshua Reynolds
British (English) (1723–1792)
18th century
1759
Oil on canvas
93 3/4 x 58 3/16 in. (238.1 x 147.8 cm) Framed: 105 1/2 x 69 3/4 x 5 1/4 in. (268 x 177.2 x 13.3 cm)
ACF 1961.02
Having established a portrait practice in London, in 1749 Joshua Reynolds embarked on a journey to Italy, where during a two-year stay in Rome he studied the artistic canon of the antique, Michelangelo, Raphael, and the great Venetian masters.
Lord Grosvenor's Arabian Stallion with a Groom
Lord Grosvenor's Arabian Stallion with a Groom

Lord Grosvenor's Arabian Stallion with a Groom

George Stubbs
British (English) (1724–1806)
18th century
c. 1765
Oil on canvas
39 1/8 x 32 7/8 in. (99.3 x 83.5 cm) Framed: 44 x 37 1/2 x 2 5/8 in. (111.8 x 95.3 x 6.7 cm)
AP 1981.03
George Stubbs was the greatest painter of animals of his day. He was celebrated especially for his representation of horses, the forms and nature of which he captured with a remarkable understanding and sensitivity.
Tivoli: The Temple of the Sybil and the Campagna
Tivoli: The Temple of the Sybil and the Campagna

Tivoli: The Temple of the Sybil and the Campagna

Richard Wilson
British (Welsh) (1714–1782)
18th century
c. 1765
Oil on canvas
29 x 38 1/2 in. (73.6 x 97.8 cm) Framed: 36 1/2 x 46 x 3 3/4 in. (92.7 x 116.8 x 9.5 cm)
APx 1979.29
Tivoli, in the Sabine hills to the east of Rome, was from the seventeenth century a favorite destination for artists. The grandeur of its landscape, with its evocations of ancient glory, also made it a major destination for foreign visitors on the Grand Tour.
Portrait of Mrs. Andrew Reid
Portrait of Mrs. Andrew Reid

Portrait of Mrs. Andrew Reid

George Romney
British (English) (1734–1802)
18th century
c. l780–88
Oil on canvas
91 7/8 x 56 3/4 in. (233.4 x 144.2 cm) Framed: 105 x 69 x 4 5/8 in. (266.7 x 175.3 x 11.7 cm)
ACF 1957.03
Known for his refined and elegant manner, George Romney enjoyed the highest reputation among British portraitists after Reynolds and Gainsborough.
Portrait of Janet Anderson
Portrait of Janet Anderson

Portrait of Janet Anderson

Henry Raeburn
British (Scottish) (1756–1823)
18th century
late 1780s
Oil on canvas
35 1/2 x 27 1/2 in. (90.2 x 69.8 cm) Framed: 45 1/2 x 38 x 3 3/4 in. (115.6 x 96.5 x 9.5 cm)
ACF 1954.06
Like The Allen Brothers, this portrait dates from early in Henry Raeburn’s career. A recent cleaning has brought out the broadly applied, “square” brushstrokes that are the hallmark of his technique, especially in the painting of the clothes.
Portrait of Miss Anna Ward with Her Dog
Portrait of Miss Anna Ward with Her Dog

Portrait of Miss Anna Ward with Her Dog

Joshua Reynolds
British (English) (1723–1792)
18th century
1787
Oil on canvas
55 3/4 x 44 3/4 in. (141.6 x 113.7 cm) Framed: 67 3/8 x 56 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (171.1 x 143.5 x 12.1 cm)
ACF 1948.03
Painted in 1787, two years before Reynolds lost his sight, this portrait of Anna Ward represents the eight-year-old illegitimate daughter of John, second Viscount Dudley and Ward, and Mrs. Mary Baker, whom Lord Dudley later married.
The Allen Brothers (Portrait of James and John Lee Allen)
The Allen Brothers (Portrait of James and John Lee Allen)

The Allen Brothers (Portrait of James and John Lee Allen)

Henry Raeburn
British (Scottish) (1756–1823)
18th century
early 1790s
Oil on canvas
60 x 45 1/2 in. (152.4 x 115.6 cm) Framed: 68 x 54 1/2 x 4 in. (172.7 x 138.4 x 10.2 cm)
AP 2002.05
Henry Raeburn was the leading portraitist in Edinburgh, Scotland, a center of the intellectual and artistic movement known as the Enlightenment, from about 1790 until his death in 1823.
Portrait of Frederick H. Hemming
Portrait of Frederick H. Hemming

Portrait of Frederick H. Hemming

Thomas Lawrence
British (English) (1769–1830)
19th century
c. 1824–25
Oil on canvas
30 x 25 3/8 in. (76.2 x 64.5 cm) Framed: 41 x 36 x 5 in. (104.1 x 91.4 x 12.7 cm)
ACF 1963.01
After the death of Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1792, Thomas Lawrence was appointed Painter in Ordinary to King George III. Drawing inspiration from Reynolds’s style, with its allusions to the old masters, Lawrence dominated society portraiture in England.
Portrait of Mary Anne Bloxam (later Mrs. Frederick H. Hemming)
Portrait of Mary Anne Bloxam (later Mrs. Frederick H. Hemming)

Portrait of Mary Anne Bloxam (later Mrs. Frederick H. Hemming)

Thomas Lawrence
British (English) (1769–1830)
19th century
c. 1824–25
Oil on panel
30 x 24 1/2 in. (76.2 x 62.2 cm) Framed: 41 x 36 x 5 in. (104.1 x 91.4 x 12.7 cm)
ACF 1963.02
After the death of Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1792, Thomas Lawrence was appointed Painter in Ordinary to King George III. Drawing inspiration from Reynolds’s style, with its allusions to the old masters, Lawrence dominated society portraiture in England.
The Grand Canal, Venice, Looking Toward the Rialto
The Grand Canal, Venice, Looking Toward the Rialto

The Grand Canal, Venice, Looking Toward the Rialto

Richard Parkes Bonington
British (English) (1802–1828)
19th century
1826
Oil on millboard
13 7/8 x 17 7/8 in. (35.2 x 45.4 cm) Framed: 21 3/8 x 25 3/8 x 2 3/4 in. (54.3 x 64.5 x 7 cm)
AP 2009.02
Bonington was one of the most supremely gifted landscape painters Britain has produced, comparable in artistic stature to J. M. W. Turner and John Constable but less familiar because he died young and left a comparatively small body of works, most on a modest scale.
Glaucus and Scylla
Glaucus and Scylla

Glaucus and Scylla

Joseph Mallord William Turner
British (English) (1775–1851)
19th century
1841
Oil on panel
30 13/16 x 30 1/2 in. (78.3 x 77.5 cm) Framed: 37 5/8 x 38 x 4 3/4 in. (95.6 x 96.5 x 12.1 cm)
AP 1966.11
J. M. W. Turner dominated British landscape painting throughout the first half of the nineteenth century, when landscape gained widespread recognition as a major category of modern art.
Portrait of May Sartoris
Portrait of May Sartoris

Portrait of May Sartoris

Frederic Leighton
British (English) (1830–1896)
19th century
c. 1860
Oil on canvas
59 7/8 x 35 1/2 in. (152.1 x 90.2 cm) Framed: 71 1/2 x 48 x 5 3/4 in. (181.6 x 121.9 x 14.6 cm)
ACF 1964.03
One of the leading artists of the tendency in British art known as the Aesthetic Movement, Frederic Leighton trained in the continental academic tradition in Germany, Italy, and France and insisted upon beauty and form as the artist’s primary concerns.
Oval Form (Trezion)
Oval Form (Trezion)

Oval Form (Trezion)

Barbara Hepworth
British (English) (1903–1975)
20th century
1962-63
Bronze, cast 4, edition of 7
36 15/16 x 57 1/2 x 33 in. (93.9 x 146 x 83.8 cm)
AG 2011.03
Figure in a Shelter
Figure in a Shelter

Figure in a Shelter

Henry Moore
British (English) (1898–1986)
20th century
cast 1983
Bronze, edition of 6
72 x 80 x 90 in. (182.9 x 203.2 x 228.6 cm)
AG 2011.01
Henry Moore is one of the most important sculptors of the twentieth century. Beginning as a carver in wood and stone, Moore moved to modeling sculpture to be cast in bronze, taking the human form as his constant theme.