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Samuel Medley (1769-1857) Original Oil on Copper that was Exhibited Royal Academy 1793! one of the founders of University College, London

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Original oil on copper that was exhibited st the Royal Academy in 1793! Painting by famous portrait artist who was one of the founders of University College, London Samuel Medley (1769-1857). Highly skilled painting depicts 18th Century scene of a Queen sat before Eastern Dignitaries. Fine work signed and noted verso, Interesting scene either from tale or historical account. Come in period frame appropriate to work. Signature: signed Medley and dated (1793) on verso Medium: Oil on Copper Size: framed 28.5 W X 22.75 H (inches) ...72.39cm Wide by 57.78cm Height unframed: 16 W X 12 H (inches).....60.32cm Wide by 46.35cm Height Condition: Very nice for age...copper has tiny bubbling which is appropriate for age Provenance: Surrey Fine Art London Free domestic shipping! Returns & exchanges: Returns accepted within 30 days of the purchase of the item. However, the buyer is responsible for shipping the item back to us and that cost will not be refunded. We will refund your money for the item as soon as we receive the item back. Please send the item back to us with tracking. About the artist: Samuel Medley (1769–1857) was an English painter, known also as one of the founders of University College, London. Born on 22 March 1769, he was son of Samuel Medley, the Baptist minister. Taking up painting as his profession, he exhibited for the first time at the Royal Academy, in 1792 sending The Last Supper. In 1805, however, he went on the Stock Exchange, for health reasons, where he made a comfortable income, continuing to paint in his leisure hours. Medley was a member of a large Baptist community in London, under Francis Augustus Cox. With Cox, Henry Brougham, and some leading Dissenters, he was associated in founding University College, London, in 1826. Medley lived in later life at Chatham, where he died on 10 August 1857, and was buried. Works Medley painted religious and historical subjects, but turned mainly to portraits. A large group of his represents the Medical Society of London; it was engraved by Cooper Branwhite.[1] Family Medley married, first, in 1792 Susannah, daughter of George Bowley of Bishopsgate Street, London; second, in 1818, Elizabeth, daughter of John Smallshaw of Liverpool. By his first wife he had three sons, William, Guy, and George, and three daughters, of whom the eldest, Susannah, married Henry Thompson, and was mother of Sir Henry Thompson the surgeon. Source: Wikipedia