- Extended catalogue entry
Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue
by Jonathan Richardson
15 5/8 in. x 10 1/8 in. (397 mm x 257 mm)
This portraitback to top
The sitter's appearance suggests a date in the early 1730s. A reversed offset drawing of the same size is in the British Museum (ECM 4).
Physical descriptionback to top
Velvet cap over his right ear, neck-band indicated. JR stamp, bottom right.
Conservationback to top
Slightly rubbed and faded, some foxing.
Provenanceback to top
Bought, 1913, from Leggatt's who had earlier believed it to be Sir W. Wyndham; from the artist's collection, as stamped, and probably one of the 102 drawings of himself and his son sold in ten lots in the latter's sale, 5 February 1772 and days following;  intervening history not known.
1) W. K. Wimsatt, The Portraits of Alexander Pope, 1965, pp 548-49. Not in Lugt's copy of the sale catalogue, British Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings.
Exhibitionsback to top
'British Self Portraits', Arts Council, 1962 (12).
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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