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John Saunders(?)

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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

John Saunders(?)

by John Saunders(?)
1732?
18 1/8 in. x 14 in. (460 mm x 356 mm)
NPG 3135

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed in pencil in upper left-hand corner: Saunders Ipse Pinxit. Aetatis 50/November the First Anno 1732.

This portraitback to top

The inscription has been traced over an earlier one, now indecipherable, and cannot therefore be accepted without reservations. What may possibly be the date 1752 can be read beneath the transcribed 1732 and the figures 49 can be seen to the right of the inscription.

Physical descriptionback to top

Grey eyes, grey eyebrows, grey hair just visible at temples, pale pock-marked complexion; bright blue nightcap edged with gold lace, putty-coloured waistcoat over white shirt, light brown coat with bright blue facings; grey background with blue drapery, brown palette hanging from nail on wall, right.

Conservationback to top

Rubbed.

Provenanceback to top

Bought, 1943, from B. F. Stevens and Brown of Little Russell Street; previous history unknown.


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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