Description: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 35 1/2 by 27 1/4 in.; 90.2 by 69.3 cm.
Medium: oil on canvas
Condition Report: The relining is firm and stable and the painting is presentable as is. The surface has been slightly pressed in the relining and a slight degree of thinness is apparent in the darks of the jacket, left side of hair and in background. Overall, however, the painting reads very well and presents a strong image. Under UV light: there are some retouches to the face, mostly along the shadowed right side, some small cosmetic ones in hair and hands. Some are also scattered on jacket in the form of reinforcements of the darker folds. A few others on book, table and in background. This painting can be hung in its present state. Offered in a carved and gilt wood frame.
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Exhibited: Denver, The Denver Art Museum,
600 Years of British Painting, The Berger Collection at The Denver Art Museum, 10 October 1998 - 28 March 1999.
J. Blackwood, "Pioneer of English Fieldwork,"
, March 30, 1978;
600 Years of British Painting, The Berger Collection at The Denver Art Museum
, Denver 1998, p. 129, reproduced;
National Portrait Gallery, Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790
, London 2004, p. 446;
Johan Zoffany, Artist and Adventurer
, London 2009, p. 61, reproduced p. 60;
Johan Zoffany 1733-1810
, New Haven and London 2011, pp. 70, 655, note 32.
Robert Shipster, circa 1772;
Valentine Green, 1782;
J. Basire, 1810.
Provenance: By descent to the sitter's nephew, William Locker;
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Thence by descent to the Rt. Hon. Godfrey Locker Lampson, MP;
By whom sold, London, Christie's, 14 December 1928, lot 88;
Where acquired by Mr. Glen;
Anonymous sale, London, Robinson & Fishers, 26 March 1936, lot 103;
Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 27 January 1950, lot 163;
Where acquired by Mr. Ettlinger;
Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 9 April 1997, lot 34;
There acquired by Bernadette and William M.B. Berger, Denver, Colorado.