Half length portrait seated before an easel, the sitter is wearing a brocaded dressing-gown and a turban, holding a palette and brushes in his left hand and a brush in his right hand.
Portrait of Richard Wilson by Anton Raphael Mengs, 1752
© National Museum Cardiff
- Oil on canvas
- 84 x 74 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £105 ( Total: £105)
- Acquired in:
Executed in Rome when Wilson was working there from 1749-1755.
Mengs painted the protrait as a tribute to Wilson and in return for one of his landscapes. Wilson parted with the portrait to his kinsman Sir Watkin Williams Wynn.