- Museum number
Portrait of Richard Wilson, RA, after Mengs; head and shoulders turned to right, looking to front, wearing a head covering and ornate jacket
Black chalk, heightened with white, on yellow-buff paper
- Production date
Height: 463 millimetres
Width: 299 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This drawing was thought to be a study for the original Mengs painting but could also be a later copy of it. S. Roettgen therefore attributes it to Edward Penny.
Lit.: Steffi Roetgen, 'Anton Raphel Mengs: 1728- 1779', 2 vols, Munich, 1999 and 2003, vol. 1, p. 305, cat.no. 236, WK1
See comments by Roettgen in 'A R Mengs and his British Patrons', Kenwood exhib. cat. (English Heritage), 1993, p.84.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1956-57 London, RA, 'British portraits', no.639
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
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