Oil/canvas, 51 x 35,5 cm, some rest., relined. - Expertise: Brian Allen has kindly confirmed the authenticity. - Provenance: Collection Sandford, Whitchurch, Shropshire; Collection Poele, Whitchurch; Collection Bryan Cadworth, Halsted Poole, 1945; Major J. D. Summers; Sotheby's London, 21. November 1979, lot 114, as Edward Penny. - English portrait painter. D. was taught painting in the studio of P. Tillemans in London. He worked in in his own studio in London since 1742 a. combined his abilities as portrait painter a. landscape painter, becoming main exponent of the 'conversation piece', which showed the sitter in a idealized landscape or interior.