Samuel Woodforde, Royal Academician, 1763-1817. Sight: 8 x 12, frame: 12 x 17. Label on reverse reads: “This full length study of a gentleman, “well turned-out” holding a cane. Verso a rapid sketch for “The Bennett Family” group now in the Tate Gallery. This connection with what was Woodforde’s largest composition.” Woodforde was born at Castle Cary, Somerset. In 1782, Woodforde became a student at the Royal Academy Schools and started exhibiting pictures in 1784. He contributed no less than 133 pictures to the Royal Academy and 39 at the British Institution.