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  • Description

    Portrait of Thomas Pennant after Gainsborough (Waterhouse 540), half-length, three-quarter to left looking slightly up, wearing short wig curled at the sides, plain jacket with one button fastened, over a waistcoat and frill, holding a book on his side, under a tree, view in the left background, coat-of-arms below with lion rampant, boar, duck, fleur-des-lis charges, dragon's head and crown crest, olive and oak branch supports; state with inscription on book before name of personage. 1778
    Engraving with etching


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  • Date

    • 1778
  • Materials

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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 308 millimetres
    • Width: 215 millimetres (trimmed)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with production detail: "Thos. Gainsborough Pinxt.", "J. K. Sherwin Sculpt 1778".
  • Curator's comments

    This print serves as the frontispiece to an extra-illustrated third edition of Thomas Pennant's "Some Account of London" (1793) which was bequeathed to the Museum by John Charles Crowle in 1811. Crowle filled fourteen folio volumes, bound in gold-tooled red leather, with a collection of over 3347 prints and drawings of London topography and of portrayals of historical events and people connected with the history of London. See Bernard Adams, The London Journal, VIII, 1982, pp.123-39


  • Bibliography

    • Horne 1891 51.Ia (state undescribed) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Crowle Pennant 1 1)

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