10 of 102 portraits by John Russell
- Extended catalogue entry
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue
by John Russell
23 1/2 in. x 17 1/2 in. (597 mm x 445 mm) oval
This portraitback to top
The only known portrait of Price, whose identity rests on the testimony of previous owners; Russell was born in Guildford, where Price conducted his first experiments.
Referenceback to top
G. C. WIlliamson, John Russell, p 148.
Physical descriptionback to top
Brown eyes, powdered hair with a black ribbon, wearing a light brown coat.
Provenanceback to top
Rev J. Penfold of Croydon,1 by whom presented to the Guildford Institute, Borough Hall, Guildford, 1850;2 purchased from the Guildford Institute 1922.
1 Russell painted a pastel of a Mrs Penfold, c.1780 (G. C. Williamson, John Russell, 1894, p 158) who may, or may not, have been related.
2 T. Whitburn, List of Pictures belonging to Guildford, 1888, p 44.
Exhibitionsback to top
Surrey Art Loan Exhibition, Guildford, 1884;1 Russell, Imperial Institute, South Kensington, 1894 (35).
1 As recorded by T. Whitburn, letter in the Surrey Times, 2 February 1902.
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.