Unknown man, formerly known as Maurice Greene

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Unknown man, formerly known as Maurice Greene, by Unknown artist, 1734 or after - NPG 2085 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Unknown man, formerly known as Maurice Greene

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1734 or after
29 in. x 24 in. (737 mm x 610 mm)
Given by Sir Alan Garrett Anderson, 1925
Primary Collection
NPG 2085

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  • Maurice Greene (1695-1755), Composer. Sitter associated with 3 portraits.

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The last two bars of music, top left, are from Greene's Florimel composed 1737(?) for Love's Revenge (or Florimel and Myrtillo). Despite this link, identification of this crudely painted portrait remains uncertain. 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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