Portrait of Captain Wade by Thomas Gainsborough

Full-length portrait of Captain Wade, the Master of Ceremonies in Bath from 1769-77, painted for the Assembly Rooms.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
231 x 149 cm
Art Fund grant:
£20,000 ( Total: £216,556)
Acquired in:
1989
Vendor:
Hon E M R Baillie

Originally the background was a rural landscape but this was overpainted with a balustrade and steps.

Provenance

Commissioned by the proprietors of the assembly Rooms and hung in the Card Room of the New Rooms, until 1903; Lord Burton.

Venue details

Victoria Art Gallery By Pulteney Bridge, BATH Somerset BA2 4AT 01225 477244 www.victoriagal.org.uk

Entry details

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