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Oliver Goldsmith

29 of 1413 portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds

Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Oliver Goldsmith

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
1770-1830, based on a work of 1769-1770
29 1/2 in. x 23 in. (749 mm x 584 mm)
NPG 828


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This portraitback to top

An indifferent copy of the Reynolds portrait, for which see NPG 130.

Referenceback to top

Graves & Cronin 1899-1901
A. Graves & W. V. Cronin, A History of the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, 4 vols., 1899-1901, I, p 369.

Mannings 2000
D. Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds, 2 vols., 2000, no. 737c.

Physical descriptionback to top

See NPG 130; the cloak a deep red.

Provenanceback to top

1 Bought in Tewkesbury2 by Dr Leifchild, ‘a well-known Congregational Minister’, and bequeathed by him 1890.

1 A. Graves & W. V. Cronin, A History of the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, associated NPG 828 with the half length in the Caleb Whitefoord sale, Christie’s, 4 May 1810, lot 91, and with the portrait bought in by Kelsall, Christie’s, 22 May 1813, lot 112.
2 When ‘rolled up’ (L. G. Holland, Sketchbook no.3, f.75; NPG archive).

Exhibitionsback to top

National Gallery of Ireland 1916-82.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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