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British School, ? John Prideaux Basset with a Deer

Photo courtesy of Dave Penman (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
Trewithen
Title(s)
? John Prideaux Basset with a Deer
Date
c.1748
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Overall height: 133 cm, Overall width: 128 cm
Artist
British School
Catalogue Number
TN75

Description

This portrait of a young boy with a doe and fruit appears to be of the same sitter as in TN72, John Prideaux Basset (1740–1756), and of a similar date. In the inventory of March 1928, when it hung in the Nursery Corridor, the portrait was attributed to Allan Ramsay, who painted a portrait of John Prideaux Basset when slightly older (TN72, fig. 1). It currently hangs in the nearby family home at Creed.

by Emily Burns

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