Frederic Dundas Harford is depicted at about nine years of age. His sober attire and the dark background present him as a rather serious young boy. Frederic was a great-grandson of John Scandrett Harford, a wealthy Quaker merchant and banker, who in 1789 purchased the Blaise estate near Bristol, which remained in the Harford family until 1926 when it was sold to the Bristol Corporation. Frederic's portrait was painted by Guido Philipp Schmitt, who came from Heidelberg, Germany. The artist travelled to England in 1859 and worked there for the next 30 years, specialising in painting portraits of the gentry and aristocracy.
Where to see this painting?
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
Queens Road, Bristol, Bristol, England, BS8 1RL
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