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Thu Aug 4, 2016
Philip Mould & Co are delighted to announce that our portrait of the great Georgian businessman, goldsmith John Bridge (1755-1834), has been acquired by the historic institution The Goldsmiths' Company.
The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London, which received its first royal charter in 1327. As such, there could not be a more befitting home for the jeweller whose company, ‘Rundell and Bridge’, largely dictated the fashion for decorative arts in England during late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. By far their most celebrated commission was ‘The Grand Service’ [Royal Collection Trust] commissioned by King George (1762-1830) IV when Prince Regent, which cost a staggering £61,340 – approximately £4m in today’s money.
This hitherto unpublished portrait by John Jackson R.A.(1778-1831) was, until recently, concealed by almost two centuries of discoloured varnish and over-paint. Approximately 70-80% of the painting's surface had been overpainted and so it underwent a substantial conservation process. The expert restorer commented that it was "one of the biggest restorations he'd done in years, and certainly the most dramatic".
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