Sir Richard Perryn (1723-1803) had a distinguished legal career, being knighted in 1776 when he was appointed Baron of the Exchequer, a post he held for 23 years.
Portrait of Sir Richard Perryn by Thomas Gainsborough, 1779
© Heaton Park
- Oil on canvas
- 127 x 102 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £3,481 ( Total: £13,925)
- Acquired in:
- By descent in the sitter's family
Gainsborough depicts him in his robes of office.
By descent in the sitter's family