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Title: Portrait of Sir Joseph Banks.

Description: 18th century paintings fine oil paintings of an elfin-faced Sir Joseph Banks who leans on a large standard globe. His fingers keep apart the pages of a book. He wears a dark coat and a tan under garment. His long, dark tendrils fall onto a white lace collar. Sir Joseph Banks was a friend and patron of Captain Cook hence the globe is showing Australia whom Cook founded.British historical fine art antique.

Artist: Attributed to John Opie (1761-1807)

Canvas size: 73.5x60.5cm

Frame size: 93.5x80cm

Price: £22,000

 

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