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Object: The Most Rev,,d His Grace Charles Lord Viscount Somerton
Object: The Most Rev,,d Charles, Lord Viscount Somerton
Portrait; short half-length to right, glancing towards the viewer, wearing episcopal robes with bands, jaw-length stiff wig and a badge on a broad ribbon around his neck; in an oval; after Stuart; after title and dress updated. 1803
- Production date
Height: 378 millimetres
Width: 279 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For an earlier state before the addition to the title and before the inclusion of the badge, see 1852,1009.1162.
According to this print's inscription, the portrait was by Gabriel Stuart. However, no painter by this name has been found elsewhere, and it is likely this refers to the well-known American portraitist Gilbert Stuart, who was active (and successful) in London from 1775-87 and then in Dublin from 1787-93 (with thanks to Jacinto Regalado, by email December 2017).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the British Museum, the Art Fund, Mrs Charles Wrightsman, the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and numerous individual donors.
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