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Francis Wheatley

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Francis Wheatley

by William Hamilton
circa 1785
6 5/8 in. x 5 3/4 in. (168 mm x 146 mm) oval
NPG 5037

Inscriptionback to top

Signed and inscribed verso: Portrait of/Francis Wheatley Esq/Drawn by/WHamilton Esqr RA

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Hamilton and Wheatley were almost exact contemporaries and their work developed along similar lines.

Physical descriptionback to top

Powdered hair, wearing a light blue coat.

Provenanceback to top

Christie’s, 4 March 1975, lot 42, bought Baskett & Day, from whom purchased 1975.


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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