The DARRling Garage
The Wallace Collection Miss Bowles by Joshua Reynolds Vintage Wall Art
Regular price $40.00
Ready to hang. Measures 13.5 x 17.5. On heavy particleboard. Jane Bowles (1772–1812) was the eldest child of Oldfield Bowles of North Aston, an amateur painter of some distinction. When deciding which painter to employ to paint his daughter, Bowles invited Reynolds to dinner to see how he got on with his potential subject. According to Reynolds’s nineteenth-century biographer, Leslie: ‘the little girl was placed next to Sir Joshua at the dessert, where he amused her so much with stories and tricks that she thought him the most charming man in the world.