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FDA-P.159-2010

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Object number

FDA-P.159-2010

Object type

Identification

Title

William George

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer

Description

Oil-on-canvas portrait

Comments

The earliest Leaving Portrait and the only example which apprently shows such a young boy; very similar to the Winchester portraits of boys, of the 1730s.
I.D. label on frame
Head Master 1728-1743

Description

Content (person)

Content (note)

Half-length, in a green coat and a red wrap, holding a scroll with his name inscribed on it
Sitter painted as a boy

Dimensions

height (sight size): 743mm
width (sight size): 620mm

Dimension note

Oval

Physical description

Carved gilt frame, with sanded oval slip with gilt decoration (lower two corners)

Production

Person

Unknown (Artist)
Kneller, Godfrey (Sir), 1646 - 1723 (Previously attributed to)

Date

c.1716

History and association

Object history note

Exhibited: Dulwich, catalogue no.1

References

• Cust, L., Eton College Portraits, 1910 (p.69)
• Dulwich Picture Gallery, Leaving Portraits from Eton College, exhibition catalogue 1991 (p.26)
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