George Frideric Handel

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George Frideric Handel, by Unknown artist, 1740s - NPG 2151 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

George Frideric Handel

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, 1740s
11 in. x 8 1/2 in. (279 mm x 216 mm)
Bequeathed by William Barclay Squire, 1927
Primary Collection
NPG 2151


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This portrait is a derivative of a prototype as yet undetermined. The inscription gives Van der Myn as painter and since such a name is unlikely to be associated with the portrait without reason, the attribution deserves serious consideration. The Van der Myn family is fairly extensive. A possible candidate is perhaps Herman van der Myn's son Francis. More detailed information on this portrait is available in a National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue, John Kerslake's Early Georgian Portraits (1977, out of print).

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