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Samuel Richardson

8 of 13 portraits on display on Floor 2: Getting the Picture at Beningbrough Hall

Samuel Richardson, by Joseph Highmore, 1750 - NPG 1036 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Samuel Richardson

by Joseph Highmore
oil on canvas, 1750
20 3/4 in. x 14 1/2 in. (527 mm x 368 mm)
Purchased, 1896
Primary Collection
NPG 1036


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  • Joseph Highmore (1692-1780), Painter. Artist associated with 54 portraits.

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Painted for Richardson's correspondent, Lady Bradshaigh, who appears in the grounds of her home, Haigh Hall, in the landscape painting over the fireplace. The rococo frame, original to the picture, has recently been regilded after the removal of later layers obscuring the carved details. 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. 233
  • Saumarez Smith, Charles, The National Portrait Gallery: An Illustrated Guide, 2000, p. 95
  • Saumarez Smith, Charles, The National Portrait Gallery, 1997, p. 95
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 521
  • 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. 158