• Portrait of a Young Boy -

    Half-length, in Van Dyck costume

    Signed verso: Rd Phelps Fecit/Augt 7 1780

    pencil on laid paper watermarked with a castle, oval

    17.3 x 14.6 cm., 6 ? x 5 ? inches



    Iolo Williams

    Alan Hobson (1942-2002)


    This is a rare signed drawing by the Somerset artist Richard Phelps. He painted portraits, of which several are at Dunster Castle, horses and inn signs. He also collaborated with the amateur artist and collector Coplestone Warre Bampfylde (1720-1791) of Hestercombe.


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