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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Joseph Kelway (circa 1702-1782), Organist and composer

Painting by Andrea Soldi, three-quarter length seated by his harpsichord. Christie’s, 13 July 1984, lot 112 (as a Musician); formerly with Miss Musgrave, London, in 1915. The approximate date of the portrait is based on comparison with Soldi’s few dated works of this period. In his Will Kelway left his own portrait to his ‘faithfull friend’ Ann Phillips (DNB).

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.