Thomas Heaphy
Portrait of a Young Man 1808

Artwork details

Thomas Heaphy 1775–1835
Portrait of a Young Man
Date 1808
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 229 x 161 mm
Acquisition Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
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Display caption

As seen in the other graphite portraits shown here, artists commonly modelled the sitter's face more carefully than the clothes and body. Here the distinction is especially clear, with Heaphy's fine delicate cross-hatching for the face and his rough broad shading for the rest of the body.

August 2004

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