The Virgin and Child, by The Rev. Matthew Peters, R.A. (1742-1814), after Donato Creti (1671-1749).

Oil on canvas, oval, 86.5cm by 81.5cm.

An original of this painting is in the Capo di Monte Museum in Naples and a replica at Attingham Park, Shrewsbury.

Matthew Peters was a portrait and genre painter who, having been elected to the Royal Academy in 1777, later resigned to become an Anglican clergyman.

He later became chaplain to George IV.


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