English School, late 18th Century A portrait of the composer Philip Hayes, wearing academic gown, brown jacket and trousers, and short grey wig, the score of 'Prophecy a sacred oratorio' on the table at his side
Lot 337
English School, late 18th Century A portrait of the composer Philip Hayes, wearing academic gown, brown jacket and trousers, and short grey wig, the score of 'Prophecy a sacred oratorio' on the table at his side
£400 - 600
US$ 650 - 980

Lot Details
English School, late 18th Century
A portrait of the composer Philip Hayes, wearing academic gown, brown jacket and trousers, and short grey wig, the score of 'Prophecy a sacred oratorio' on the table at his side
bears old label verso oil on canvas
45 x 34cm (17 11/16 x 13 3/8in).

Footnotes

  • Philip Hayes (1738-1797) was a composer, organist singer and conductor. He was born in Oxford, son of William Hayes, Professor of Music at Oxford. He sang at the Chapel Royal, London 1767-1776, and then returned to Oxford to become organist at New College. In 1777 he succeeded his father as Professor of Music at Oxford University and was also organist at Magdalen College, the University church and St John's College. It is recorded that he was best known for his difficult personality and his corpulence.
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