- Extended catalogue entry
Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue
by George Beare
30 in. x 25 in. (762 mm x 635 mm)
Inscriptionback to top
Signed: Geo: Beare/Pinxt. 1747.
This portraitback to top
The sitter, as recorded in his epitaph,  'directed the many and great repairs' to the cathedral for seventeen years before his death in March 1753. The date 1736 presumably also commemorates 17 February of that year when Bishop Sherlock gave fifty tons of timber for repairs to the roof of the choir. 
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Physical descriptionback to top
Grey-brown eyes, grey eyebrows, the right darker, florid complexion, white wig to shoulders; pale grey coat, top button undone, white cravat and cuffs; in his left hand a pair of brass-mounted dividers and an architectural drawing inscribed on the Eastn+ of/Cathl Sarum/1736; dark grey-brown background; grey oval painted to represent joinery.
Conservationback to top
Small patch of retouching to the wig and forehead above the right eye.
Provenanceback to top
Presented, 1922, by Martin Leggatt; previous history unknown.
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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