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Drawing - Portrait of Jonathan Richardson the younger by his father
  • Portrait of Jonathan Richardson the younger by his father
    Richardson, Jonathan the elder, born 1665 - died 1745
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Portrait of Jonathan Richardson the younger by his father

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (drawn)

  • Date:

    17/05/1734 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Richardson, Jonathan the elder, born 1665 - died 1745 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    drawn with red and black chalk, and heightened

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.624

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 108

The portraitist and influential art theorist Jonathan Richardson valued drawings highly, and built a great collection of examples by old masters. After his retirement he made many portrait drawings, mostly self-portraits and portraits of his son, Jonathan Richardson the younger. This delicate profile portrait represents his son at home, wearing informal headgear.

Physical description

Profile, to the right, of a man in a cap, showing no hair, the chin shaven; Inscribed Young Richardson, 17 May 1734.; Drawn with red and black chalk, and heightened.

Place of Origin

England (drawn)

Date

17/05/1734 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Richardson, Jonathan the elder, born 1665 - died 1745 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

drawn with red and black chalk, and heightened

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed Young Richardson, 17 May 1734.

Dimensions

Height: 12.2 in, Width: 8 in

Object history note

Collection-Jonathan Richardson, senior.

Descriptive line

Jonathan Richardson the elder (1667-1745); Profile, to the right, of a man in a cap (his son, Jonathan Richardson the younger). Drawn with red and black chalk, and heightened; English School; 1734.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Owens, Susan, The Art of Drawing British Masters and Methods since 1600, V&A Publishing, London, 2013, p. 57, fig. 37
DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.

Materials

Paper; Red chalk; Black chalk

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Heightening

Subjects depicted

Cap; Man

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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