Portrait of John Penwarne by John Opie

Half-length portrait of John Penwarne (1721-88).

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
74 x 61 cm
Art Fund grant:
£250 ( Total: £700)
Acquired in:
1963
Vendor:
Leggatt's

John Penwarne inherited the ancient but diminished estate of Penwarne in Mawnan, Cornwall. He was a friend and benefactor of the artist. The portrait was originally dated circa 1786 which was the year in which Penwarne was sold and the family moved to London. Stylistically it looks much earlier and resembles portraits by Opie dating from 1780-8I.

Provenance

Penwarne-Wellings

Venue details

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery Drake Circus, PLYMOUTH Devon PL4 8AJ 01752 304774 www.plymhearts.org

Entry details

Free to all

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