I have an item that was produced by a Cecil W Carey. with a date of 1708, or it looks like that. The framework seems quite old.The framer seems to be a H. Lecaan, of surrey, England, that I cannot find on google, established 1865.
I'm hoping that people in the field will be able to offer information on what this is,and how old it may be, whether it may be fake etc or any pointers to other sources. I have done a quick search but don't see much to my untrained eye.
One pic has cecil carey 1708 on the bottom left and one has cecil w carey signature on the bottom right.
I don't feel it has much value, but I'm just curious as I can't identify the author or the scene.
Anything that can help to increase knowledge will be helpful. :)
the only thing I can find about c.w.carey is that he was a portrait painter circe 1890. The family name has been changed to cary.
go to the national portrait gallery website