Portrait of Sir Richard Perryn by Thomas Gainsborough

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.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
127 x 102 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,481 ( Total: £13,925)
Acquired in:
1981
Vendor:
By descent in the sitter's family

Gainsborough depicts him in his robes of office.

Provenance

By descent in the sitter's family

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