This portrait came up for sale at Special Auction Services yesterday, as by a follower of Thomas Phillips RA (1770 – 1845). I can well imagine it’s by Phillips. Zak and I thought the painting of the buttons was incredible. In one of them, angled downwards, you can see the sitter’s legs reflected down to the light from the window on the floor. A beautiful bit of painting. There are lots of pictures you look at and don’t go for in the end. I’m sure its new owner will enjoy it.