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Augustin Brunias (? c. 1730-1796 Roseau, Dominica)
Augustin Brunias (? c. 1730-1796 Roseau, Dominica)

Portrait of Sir William Young, 1st Baronet (1724/5-1788), Governor of St Dominica, full-length, in uniform

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Augustin Brunias (? c. 1730-1796 Roseau, Dominica)
Portrait of Sir William Young, 1st Baronet (1724/5-1788), Governor of St Dominica, full-length, in uniform
oil on canvas
30 1/8 x 25¼ in. (76.5 x 64.1 cm.)
Provenance
Sir William Young (1725-1788), and by descent to
Captain Young Ottley.
Sir Herbert Hughes Stanton.
R. H. Jessel, acquired from the above in December 1946.

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Augustin Brunias studied in the Accademia di San Lucca in Rome before meeting Robert Adam, for whom he was to work for in Italy and England as a draughtsman. At the height of his powers he travelled to the West Indies in 1770 as the personal artist of Sir William Young, and although perhaps best known for his genre scenes of Carib natives, this portrait of his most important patron is a significant addition to his oeuvre.

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