Portrait of Sir Joseph Banks by Sir Joshua Reynolds

Portrait of Sir Joseph Banks, (1743-1820), rising from his chair.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
127 x 101 cm
Art Fund grant:
£50,000 ( Total: £297,000)
Acquired in:
1987
Vendor:
Agnew's

He was a scientist and explorer and was responsible for the creation of Kew as a botanical garden.

Provenance

By descent from the sitter through the Brabourne family to Mrs Clive Pearson of Parham Park.

Venue details

National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, LONDON London WC2H 0HE 020 7306 0055 www.npg.org.uk

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