1 portrait of Henry Venn
- Extended Catalogue Entry
by John Russell
23 7/8 in. x 17 7/8 in. (607 mm x 453 mm)
Bequeathed by the widow of the sitter's great-great-grandson, Edith Helen Elliott, 1943
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Sitterback to top
- Henry Venn (1725-1797), Evangelical divine; founder of the Clapham Sect. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- John Russell (1745-1806), Portrait painter and pastellist. Artist associated with 102 portraits, Sitter associated with 6 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 465
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 632
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