Thomas Heaphy

Portrait of a Young Man

1808

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
Thomas Heaphy 1775–1835
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 229 x 161 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T09456

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.

Gallery label, August 2004

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