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Object number

FDA-P.11-2010

Object type

Identification

Title

Hon. John Christopher Burton Dawnay

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer

Description

Half-length portrait of a young man, in a blue coat with a red collar and a white stock

Description

Dimensions

height (sight size): 707mm
width (sight size): 550mm

Dimension note

Oval format

Inscription

I.D. label on frame, attributes the work to Gainsborough Dupont

Materials & techniques note

Framed as an oval in a carved and gilded frame. This is probably the original frame.

Physical description

Carved gilt wood frame

Production

Person

Gainsborough, Thomas (R. A.), 1727 - 1788 (Source artist)
Dupont, Gainsborough, 1754 - 1797 (Previously attributed to)
Unknown (Artist)

Date

c.1781

History and association

Object history note

Provenance: Presented by the sitter or his family in c.1781

References

• Cust, L., Eton College Portraits, 1910 (p.21, no.31, Plate VI)
• Belsey, Hugh, Thomas Gainsborough: The Portraits, Fancy Pictures and Copies after Old Masters, Yale University Press, 2019 (p.261, catalogue number 266a)
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