Item 001/59 - Robert Freind attributed to Jonathan Richardson

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GB 2014 WS-03-PIC-001/59


Robert Freind attributed to Jonathan Richardson


  • 18th Century (Creation)

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1 item, Oil on canvas

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Archival history

At the school probably since it was painted, but definitely since the early Nineteenth Century when the inscription was added. The first definite date is 1893 when the work is recorded in the Dictionary of National Biography. There is a similar work by Michael Dahl at Christ Church, but it would be unwise to connect the two on stylistic grounds.

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Half-length portrait; he faces towards the left of the portrait; he wears black academic dress and collar, and a grey wig. Inscribed top-left with the name of the sitter.

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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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