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John Vanderbank

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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

John Vanderbank

by John Vanderbank
1738
12 3/4 in. x 7 1/2 in. (324 mm x 191 mm)
NPG 3647

Inscriptionback to top

Signed below the shoulders in a bold script Jn° V. 1738.

This portraitback to top

The identification of the subject of this drawing is based on comparison with a similar drawing once in the collection of Joseph Vanhaecken (F. Lugt, Les Marques de Collections, 2516) and now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, which is inscribed in ink, Vandrebanc his own portrait.

Physical descriptionback to top

Hair and shoulders sketched in outline; suggestion of a centre parting.

Conservationback to top

Small tear at upper edge; a dark circular spot in the shoulder, another in the background to the left of the mouth.

Provenanceback to top

Bought, 1948, from Colnaghi's, the purchaser of the album of Vanderbank pen and ink studies at Sotheby's, 27 October 1948, lot 54, from the collection of Captain J. H. B. Brain; earlier history unknown.

Exhibitionsback to top

'British Self-Portraits', Arts Council, 1962 (17).


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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