Porter of the Royal Academy by John Russell

Porter is shown in entrance hall at foot of staircase, holding catalogues for 1792 summer exhibition and a large entrance ticket.


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.

Venue details

The Courtauld Gallery Somerset House, Strand, LONDON London WC2R 0RN 020 7848 2526 www.courtauld.ac.uk/gallery

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7)

50% off entry during exhibitions

Daily, 10am – 6pm (last admission 5.30pm) 24 Dec, 10am – 4pm Closed 25 and 26 Dec

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