George Anson, 1st Baron Anson

1 portrait

George Anson, 1st Baron Anson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds, (1755) - NPG 518 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

George Anson, 1st Baron Anson

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, (1755)
50 in. x 40 in. (1270 mm x 1016 mm)
Transferred from British Museum, 1879
Primary Collection
NPG 518

Click on the links below to find out more:

Sitterback to top

Artistback to top

  • Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.

This portraitback to top

The painting is a copy of a lost portrait by Reynolds, begun in 1754 with further sittings on 21 and 23 February 1755, and apparently finished that June. The original was painted for one of the officers of Anson's ship, the 'Centurion', Sir Peircy Brett or Sir Charles Saunders. Anson is portrayed in flag officer's full dress uniform of 1748-67. 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).

Linked publicationsback to top

Subjects & Themesback to top