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- Object: Cornelia and her Children
Portrait of Lady Cockburn and her three eldest sons after Reynolds (Mannings 382); almost whole-length seated to front, head turned in three-quarter profile to left, looking at James who she holds in her right arm, with William in her left arm, lying on her lap, and George with his arms around her neck, looking to front over her shoulder; a parrot to right, pillar and curtains behind; state with scratched production details only. 1792, this state 1791
Stipple and etching
- Production date
Height: 507 millimetres
Width: 389 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The painting was exhibited at the RA in 1774, but the print is much later. It was advertised by subscription in 1791: "By Sir Joshua Reynolds' permission, a proof is to be seen with his collection of pictures at Ralph's exhibition in the Haymarket. The principal parts being nearly finished, the prints will be ready for delivery by December next." According to Graves & Cronin (I p.182), Sir James Cockburn did not like the print and objected to its publication, whereupon Wilkin took out the sitter's name and replaced it with the present title.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1986 Jan-Mar, London, Royal Academy, 'Sir Joshua Reynolds' no.88.
1995 Aug,Nov- Berkeley, Univ Art Museum, The New Child:...
1995/6 Dec-Feb, Memphis, Dixon Gall & Gardens, The New Child:...
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- £242 was the total paid for the group 1840,0808.1 to 203. Individual prices are sometimes recorded, and have been noted on the records.
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