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Henry Venn

Henry Venn, by John Russell, 1787 -NPG 3161 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Henry Venn

by John Russell
1787
23 7/8 in. x 17 7/8 in. (607 mm x 453 mm)
NPG 3161

Inscriptionback to top

Signed in pencil, lower right: J Russell pt/1787.

This portraitback to top

Russell was a particular friend of both the Elliotts of Clapham and the Venns, evangelist families related by marriage (see G. C. Williamson, John Russell, 1894, pp 44-45).

Provenanceback to top

By descent to the sitter’s great-great-nephew, the Rev E. J. Elliott, rector of Broadwater, Worthing; his widow, Mrs E. H. Elliott, by whom bequeathed 1943.

Reproductionsback to top

Anon. (rectagular).


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, 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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