Portrait of Sir Francis Basset by Thomas Gainsborough

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


Oil on canvas
127 x 102 cm
Art Fund grant:
£500 ( Total: £1,750)
Acquired in:
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.


Basset Family, Ston Easton

Venue details

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

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