Jonas Hanway

1 portrait

Jonas Hanway, by James Northcote, circa 1785 - NPG 4301 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Jonas Hanway

by James Northcote
oil on canvas, circa 1785
30 in. x 25 in. (762 mm x 635 mm)
Bequeathed by Sir Orme Sargent, 1963
Primary Collection
NPG 4301


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  • Jonas Hanway (1712-1786), Philanthropist. Sitter in 3 portraits.

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  • James Northcote (1746-1831), Painter; pupil and biographer of Sir Joshua Reynolds. Artist associated with 103 portraits, Sitter associated with 23 portraits.

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This is a smaller version of the three-quarter length signed and dated 1785 in the Molesworth-St Aubyn collection, which was painted for Sir William Molesworth for £21 in 1785, according to the artist's account book. Hanway is seen here in his seventies. 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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