- Extended catalogue entry
Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue
by Unknown artist
4 3/4 in. x 3 7/8 in. (120 mm x 97 mm)
Inscriptionback to top
Inscribed verso in pencil: Original drawing/by O. Humphrey.1
1 The original backboard had a label: Portrait of Oliver Goldsmith/From the life/By/Ozias Humphrey his/friend
This portraitback to top
Acquired as a silhouette by Ozias Humphry, but it is hardly good enough to be by him; the identification of Goldsmith may be correct.
Footnotesback to top
G. C. Williamson, Ozias Humphry, p 243, ascribed to Humphry.
Provenanceback to top
Sir Theodore Martin KCB, by whom presented 1883.
Exhibitionsback to top
Samuel Johnson, Londoner, Royal Exchange, London, 1964.
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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