Item 001/17 - Dr. William Carey, attributed to Samuel William Reynolds

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GB 2014 WS-03-PIC-001/17


Dr. William Carey, attributed to Samuel William Reynolds


  • Early 19th Century (Creation)

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1 item, Oil on canvas

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Presumably painted for the school. The inscription cannot be much later than 1830, and is probably earlier. This is an early work by Reynolds who started his practice in 1815 in Owen's studio. He presumably got his commission through Owen's friendship with Cyril Jackson, Carey's patron at Christ Church. There is a three-quarter length version by Reynolds at Christ Church, and a smaller replica also in the school's collection.

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Half-length portrait in black academic dress and collar, standing facing the left of the picture, Carey's head is turned so as to be almost full face, a red curtain is draped behind him. Inscribed in 19th Century hand, top left 'Wm Carey D.D. 1803-14'.

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Access to collection items is granted to bona-fide researchers, by prior appointment, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including Data Protection.

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A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the item. Copies are supplied in accordance with Westminster School

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29" x 24"

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Westminster School Archive

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  • English


  • Latin


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