Gentleman in his study, with scientific instruments

Made:
1745-1755 in Europe
artist:
Unattributed
Gentleman in his study, with scientific instruments (oil painting; portrait)

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Painting. [Gentleman in his study, with scientific instruments], c. 1750. Oil on canvas; 34 x 30 cm in gilt frame 44 x 40 x 4 cm. Unsigned. Artist unidentified; formerly attributed either to Richard Wilson, or to School of Longhi or Pompeo Batoni. Sitter unidentified; suggested he could be George Parker, 2nd Earl Macclesfield; or, according to a pencilled inscription in later hand on top stretcher: 'Probably Farquarsson the astronomer'. Portrait of a nobleman, TQL, posing beside shelves of books and instruments including orrery (planetarium), globe and microscope.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1978-467
Materials:
oil paint on canvas
Measurements:
frame: 440 mm x 400 mm x 40 mm,
image: 340 mm x 300 mm
type:
oil painting and portrait
credit:
Purchased (Christie's)