- Extended catalogue entry
Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue
by Jonathan Richardson
6 1/8 in. x 5 in. (156 mm x 127 mm)
Inscriptionback to top
Dated in the artist's hand, bottom right: 5 Dec. 1730.
This portraitback to top
The pose is near the oil in hat at Polesden Lacy acquired 1913. A similar drawing in reverse stated to have come from the eminent virtuoso John Barnard (d. 1784)  was with Paul Grinke in 1969. Another in black chalk and life-size, also in reverse, British Museum (ECM 8), is inscribed erroneously Sir James Thornhill in a later hand.
Footnotesback to top
Physical descriptionback to top
Wig with looped ends, neck-band, coat.
Conservationback to top
The pencil now faded.
Provenanceback to top
Presented, 1918, by Richard Budgett.
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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