Portrait of Sir Francis Basset by Thomas Gainsborough

Three quarter length seated portrait of the member of Parliament for Penzance.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
127 x 102 cm
Art Fund grant:
£500 ( Total: £1,750)
Acquired in:
1959
Vendor:
Sabin Galleries

The subject wears a pale-lavender coat and is seated cross-kneed on a green damask-covered chair. His left hand is tucked into a crimson waistcoat lavishly trimmed with gold, while his right rests on a black tricorn on his knee.

Provenance

Basset Family, Ston Easton

Venue details

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery Lister Park, BRADFORD West Yorkshire BD9 4NS 01274 431 212 www.bradfordmuseums.org

Entry details

Free to all

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