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Wilhelm Cramer

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Wilhelm Cramer, by Thomas Hardy, 1794 -NPG 6198 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Wilhelm Cramer

by Thomas Hardy
1794
30 in. x 24 7/8 in. (762 mm x 632 mm)
NPG 6198

Inscriptionback to top

An old black-painted inscription, William Cramer/Painted by T Hardy 1794, on a batten, said to be part of the original stretcher, is attached to the back of the frame.

This portraitback to top

NPG 6198 was presumably commissioned by John Bland.

Physical descriptionback to top

Brown eyes, powdered hair, a wart on his left cheek; wearing a grey coat; pink drapery across the back of the green-upholstered chair.

Provenanceback to top

John Bland 1794;1 Christie’s, NY, 21 May 1992, lot 238; Lane Fine Art, from whom purchased 1993.

1 Music publisher, see Handel, NPG, 1985, no.245.

Exhibitionsback to top

RA 1794 (240).

Reproductionsback to top

T. Hardy 1794 (as in the collection of J. Bland, the publisher of the engraving); J. F. Schröter.


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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