by Jonathan Richardson
pencil on vellum, 1730
6 1/8 in. x 5 in. (156 mm x 127 mm)
Given by Richard Budgett, 1918
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Sitterback to top
- Jonathan Richardson (1665-1745), Portrait painter. Sitter in 8 portraits, Artist associated with 120 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Jonathan Richardson (1665-1745), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 120 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
This portraitback to top
The use of vellum for an artist's drawing was old-fashioned by 1730 and was largely limited to the older generation of British-trained artists. This drawing of the 65-year-old Richardson wearing a wig is close to the oil at Polesden Lacey, Surrey. 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. 228
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 520