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Sir Francis Baring, 1st Bt

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Sir Francis Baring, 1st Bt, by Charles Muss, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1823 - NPG 1256 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Francis Baring, 1st Bt

by Charles Muss, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
enamel on bombe copper panel, 1823
12 1/4 in. x 9 1/4 in. (312 mm x 236 mm)
Given by the sitter's great-grandson, Thomas George Baring, 1st Earl of Northbrook, 1900
Primary Collection
NPG 1256


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  • Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 683 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
  • Charles Muss (1779-1824). Artist associated with 2 portraits.

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Charles Muss made enamel copies of several paintings in Sir Francis Baring's collection. This panel comes from a triple portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence showing Baring with his senior business partners John Baring and Charles Wall. Sir Francis is seen receiving correspondence from the Dutch merchants Hope & Co. He cups his ear to allude to his partial deafness.

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