Portrait of William Pitt Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst by Arthur William Devis

Full length portrait with landscape background.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
239 x 147 cm
Art Fund grant:
£19,000 ( Total: £58,000)
Acquired in:
1998
Vendor:
Martyn Gregory Gallery

The Earl is in uniform with a red jacket and black trousers and stands with his left hand on his waistband and a cane in his right.

Provenance

Painted for the St James's Loyal Volunteer Regiment; by descent to 4th Earl Amherst; Sotheby's 29/1/1969, lot 6; Christie's 23/11/1973, lot 28; St James's Club, London until 1995; Martyn Gregory Gallery

Venue details

Harris Museum & Art Gallery Market Square, PRESTON Lancashire PR1 2PP 01772 258 248 www.harrismuseum.org.uk

Entry details

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