attributed to Edward Alcock
oil on tin, 1760?
11 3/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. (289 mm x 248 mm) oval
Given by Alfred Jones, 1906
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Dodsley's friend, the poet William Shenstone, patronised the itinerant artist, Edward Alcock, and described his work: 'He finishes highly in miniature . . . he paints well in enamel.' The use of oil on tin as a support for this portrait is rare but not unique. 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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- Kerslake, John, Early Georgian Portraits, 1977, p. 72
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 182
- Uglow, Jenny, Character Sketches: Dr Johnson, His Club and Other Friends, 1998, p. 24