© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Henry Howard Click on the links below to find out more
oil on panel, circa 1797
7 5/8 in. x 6 in. (194 mm x 152 mm)
Given by Sir Theodore Martin, 1883
- John Flaxman (1755-1826), Sculptor. Sitter in 22 portraits, Artist associated with 14 portraits.
- Henry Howard (1769-1847), Painter. Artist associated with 28 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
From the start he had the support of his wife Ann, known as 'Nancy', whom he married in 1782. She was also an artist, but spent much of her time managing his business affairs. This intimate portrait and its pair, representing Ann Flaxman express affection and equality between husband and wife. With their modest, practical costumes, the Flaxmans wanted viewers to know that they were an honest, hard-working couple who did not waste time on luxuries.
- NPG 675: Anne Flaxman (née Denman) (companion portrait)
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