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Unknown man, formerly known as Sir Joshua Reynolds

Unknown man, formerly known as Sir Joshua Reynolds, by Unknown artist, circa 1770 -NPG 1761b - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Unknown man, formerly known as Sir Joshua Reynolds

by Unknown artist
circa 1770
2 1/2 in. x 2 1/4 in. (64 mm x 57 mm) oval
NPG 1761b

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Offered as a portrait of Edmund Burke, NPG 1761b was accepted as a copy of a self portrait by Reynolds, which it evidently isn’t.

Physical descriptionback to top

Black hair, brown eyes, green coat with dark fur collar.

Provenanceback to top

Presented by the 1st Baron Weardale 1915.

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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