• Portrait of a Gentleman -

    Half-length, wearing a blue coat with gold braid and buttons

    Pastel and gouache on laid paper, oval

    26.5 x 21.4 cm., 10 ? x 8 ? inches



    With Spink, London


    Born in Kendal, Gardner was taught by George Romney before going to London in the late 1760s. He established a fashionable practice as a portraitist in pastels and gouache, and occasionally oil, often on a small scale. His combination of pastel and gouache make his works distinctive.


  • Portrait of the Hon. Anne Venables-Vernon -

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