1 portrait on display in Room 11 at the National Portrait Gallery
by Allan Ramsay
oil on canvas, 1740
49 3/4 in. x 39 3/4 in. (1264 mm x 1010 mm)
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Artistback to top
- Allan Ramsay (1713-1784), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 118 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
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Mead was a major collector of rare books and classical statues. He is shown here with a bust which he described as the poet Homer and a full-length statue which probably represents Asclepius, the ancient Greek god of medicine and healing.
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. 184
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 423
- Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 58