Three quarter length seated portrait of the member of Parliament for Penzance.
Portrait of Sir Francis Basset by Thomas Gainsborough, 1760
© Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
- 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
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