Porter is shown in entrance hall at foot of staircase, holding catalogues for 1792 summer exhibition and a large entrance ticket.
Porter of the Royal Academy by John Russell, 17911793
© The Courtauld Gallery
- 72 x 60 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £52,000 ( Total: £102,338; Export stopped)
- Acquired in:
- Private vendor
He wears a dark jacket and white collar. Behind him are visitors climbing the staircase and the Belvedere Torso.
By descent to the artist's daughter; with her son, Mainwaring Shurlock, by 1894; Asher Wertheimer (d.1920); by descent; Mrs Joan Conway; Sotheby's 22 March 2000, lot 91.