Portrait of Gilbert Walmesley by William Hoare

Gilbert Walmesley (1680?-1751) was an important figure in the early lives of Samuel Johnson and his fellow Lichfieldian, David Garrick.

Details

Medium:
Pastel
Dimensions:
60 x 44 cm
Art Fund grant:
£237 ( Total: £950)
Acquired in:
1980
Vendor:
Carlton Gallery, Cheltenham

The son of William Walmesley, MP for Lichfield and Chancellor of the Diocese.

Provenance

Peter Salmon

Venue details

Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum Breadmarket Street, LICHFIELD Staffordshire WS13 6LG 01543 264792 www.samueljohnsonbirthplace.org.uk/

Entry details

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