• Portrait of a Lady -
    Price on request

    Three-quarter length, seated in a wood

    Mixed media

    63.7 by 53.2 cm., 25 by 20 in.


    This may be a portrait of Anne Elizabeth Hall (b.1775), the daughter of General Thomas Hall. An oil of her by Gardner is recorded in the collection of Mr Holms (for an illustration, see G.C. Williamson, Daniel Gardner, 1921, facing p.54).


    Born in Kendal, Cumbria, Gardner took lessons from the young George Romney before moving to London in about 1767. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1770 and worked briefly for Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1773. He quickly built up a successful practice in portraits so felt no need to exhibit. He invented his own technique which gives his portraits a rough appearance combining gouache and pastel. 

  • 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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