The Bold Attempt; and The Rake's Party a pair, oil on canvas 60.9 x 76.2cm (24 x 30in).(2)
PROVENANCE: Sale, Sotheby's, London, 25 November 2004, lot 66
John Collett studied at Saint Martin's Lane Academy and was a pupil of the landscape painter, George Lambert (1700-1765). Some of his paintings were rustic landscapes but his speciality was scenes of urban low life which owe something to William Hogarth (1697-1764).