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Richard Cosway

Richard Cosway, by Richard Cosway, based on a work of circa 1790 -NPG 1678 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Richard Cosway

after Richard Cosway
based on a work of circa 1790
6 1/8 in. x 5 1/4 in. (156 mm x 133 mm) oval
NPG 1678

This portraitback to top

Apparently a contemporary version of NPG 304, but not by Cosway himself; it differs in detail, principally in the hair and the more dramatic lighting of the head.

Physical descriptionback to top

Clear brown eyes, grey powdered hair, wearing a grey coat with gold buttons and a white waistcoat; there is a thin yellow line round the image and the surround is painted black.

Provenanceback to top

Presented by Heber Mardon 1912.

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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