Portrait of Robert Hay Drummond by Andrea Soldi

The subject was a typically 18th century figure, deeply suspicious of religious enthusiasm and a liberal patron of the arts.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
124 x 98 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,750 ( Total: £11,000)
Acquired in:
1983
Vendor:
Colnaghi

Soldi, a native of Florence, came to England where, for some years, he enjoyed considerable success as a portraitist. In its vivacity, this work seems to owe something to Hogarth's Archbishop Herring although it is evidently also a good characterisation of its genial, bonhomous subject.

Provenance

Christies 20/11/1981, lot 119.

Venue details

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, YORK North Yorkshire YO1 7EW 01904 687687 www.yorkartgallery.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6.82)

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