Portrait of George Frideric Handel

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“Portrait after Hogarth; three-quarters length standing directed to left, looking towards the viewer, right arm resting on a ledge, holding a sheet of music, his left hand at his breast, wearing a frock coat and soft, fringed cap, drawn down over his right temple, with a cloak hung over his right shoulder.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerTurner, Charles, 1774-1857, printmaker.
  • Title: [Portrait of George Frideric Handel] [graphic] / from an original painting by Hogarth ; engraved by C. Turner.
  • PublicationLondon : Published April 4th, 1821, by for [sic] the proprietor by C. Turner, 50 Warren Strt., Fitzroy Square, [4 April 1821]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Portraits H235 no. 1++

Acquired July 2016

Monsieur de St. George

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Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a champion fencer, violinist and conductor in Paris; son of George Bologne de Saint-Georges and Nanon, his African slave. First classical composer of African ancestry; also known as the “Black Mozart”.

  • PrintmakerWard, William, 1766-1826, printmaker.
  • TitleMonsieur de St. George [graphic] : from an original picture at Mr. H. Angelo’s Academy / painted by M. Brown ; engraved by W. Ward.
  • PublicationLondon : Publish’d April 4th, 1788, by Bradshaw, No. 4 Coventry Street, [4 April 1788]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Portraits Sa139 no. 1+

Acquired November 2015