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Jonathan Richardson

Jonathan Richardson, by Jonathan Richardson, October 1735 -NPG 3779 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Jonathan Richardson

by Jonathan Richardson
October 1735
12 7/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (327 mm x 267 mm)
NPG 3779

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed in ink along the top: Mr Jonathan Richardson engraver. (an original); in pencil under the modern mount, bottom left, by himself 3/6 and in the artist's hand, bottom right Oct 1735 (last figure very faint), the mark JR above.

This portraitback to top

The pose is close to the drawing in a cap dated 12 Jan 1732/3, British Museum (ECM 3).

Physical descriptionback to top

Similar to NPG 1693; hair sparse, wrinkled neck, aged appearance.

Conservationback to top

Rubbed; a crease across the paper about one inch from bottom; slight foxing.

Provenanceback to top

Found, 1950, in a parcel of engravings, collection of William Fleming (1779-1880) of Lowton Grange, Cheshire, bequeathed to the NPG; earlier history as for NPG 1693.

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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