Arthur Young

1 portrait

Arthur Young, by John Russell, 1794 - NPG 6253 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Arthur Young

by John Russell
pastel, 1794
24 in. x 17 7/8 in. (610 mm x 454 mm) oval
Purchased, 1994
Primary Collection
NPG 6253


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Sitterback to top

  • Arthur Young (1741-1820), Agriculturalist, traveller and writer. Sitter in 6 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • John Russell (1745-1806), Portrait painter and pastellist. Artist associated with 102 portraits, Sitter associated with 6 portraits.

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With its original carved and gilt frame of a pattern commonly used by the artist.

This pastel of 1794 shows Young just after he had been appointed to the Board of Agriculture when his views were extremely influential. He had also just returned from France and his account in Travels in France (1792) provides a unique insight into life in revolutionary France.

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  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 684
  • 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. 98

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