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George Frideric Handel

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George Frideric Handel, by Thomas Hudson, 1756-1800, based on a work of 1756 -NPG 8 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

George Frideric Handel

after Thomas Hudson
1756-1800, based on a work of 1756
48 7/8 in. x 39 7/8 in. (1242 mm x 1013 mm)

This portraitback to top

The picture appears to be an early, somewhat coarse, copy of NPG 3970 rather than a canvas produced in the studio under Hudson's supervision.

Physical descriptionback to top

As NPG 3970, the wig greyer, his right hand gloved and holding the other glove, also the head of a cane. A stencil 121, possibly the remains of a larger figure, in black, on the top stretcher bar.

Conservationback to top

Perished varnish; minor retouchings in edge of wig and in background; small losses and pin holes in corners.

Provenanceback to top

Purchased 1857, from Graves, Pall Mall.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, 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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