- Museum number
Three quarter length figure of a standing gentleman dressed in a coat and wig, a palette under his arm.
Pen and brown ink and wash over graphite
- Production date
- 1706-1714 (about)
Height: 107 millimetres
Width: 79 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This drawing is perhaps related to could be a study for Thornhill’s portrait of Richard Scott, a fellow artist and liveryman of the Painter-Stainers’ Company.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- John Christian purchased this drawing from Emanuel von Baeyer. He retained the invoice no: 11/2-16 dated 09.05.11 which provides the following information:
"James Thornhill 1675-1734
Study of a Standing Gentleman
Pen and brown ink and brown wash over graphite. Size of sheet: 10.8 x 8cm
Provenance: Julius Held (not in Lugt)" [With price.]
Acquired by The British Museum in a card mount with a label which states:
1675 or 1676 Weymouth-1734 Stallbridge
Study of a standing gentleman pointing
Pen and brown ink and brown wash over graphite. Size of sheet: 10.8 x 8cm. Lad on thick oliver paper.
Provenance: unidentified collector's stamp on the back 'H.S.J. (not in Lugt)."
This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
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