Portrait of Laurence Sterne when the sitter was at height of fame after publication of 1st part of Tristam Shandy - manuscript lying on table beside him.
Portrait of Laurence Sterne by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1760
© National Portrait Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 104 x 100 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £50,312)
- Acquired in:
- Viscountess Mersey
Picture considered one of Reynold's masterpieces and engraved 4 times, and frequently exhibited.
John, 2nd Earl of Upper Ossory by 1813; 3rd Baron Holland; Henry, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne; by descent.