Portrait of Charles Frederick, third son of Sir Thomas Frederick and Mary Moncrieff.
Portrait of Sir Charles Frederick by Andrea Casali, 1738
© Ashmolean Museum
- Oil on canvas
- 133 x 96 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £3,750 ( Total: £15,000)
- Acquired in:
- Phillips de Pury
He was known as a man of refined taste in art and literature, while his skill as a draughtsman was far above that of the average dilettante. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 173I, and was a Director of the Society of Antiquaries 1735-6. In 1737 he resigned from the post and set out with his brother John on the Grand Tour and this portrait was painted during this time in Rome.
Anon sale, Phillips, 9 December 1980, lot72