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.

Picture considered one of Reynold's masterpieces and engraved 4 times, and frequently exhibited.

Provenance

John, 2nd Earl of Upper Ossory by 1813; 3rd Baron Holland; Henry, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne; by descent.




Exhibitions at National Portrait Gallery

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