The Reverend George Augustus Lamb (1782-1864)

British (English) School
National Trust Inventory Number 204185

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1840
Materials Oil on panel
Measurements 910 x 760 mm
Place of origin
Collection Lamb House, Rye, East Sussex (Accredited Museum)
On show at Lamb House, Rye, East Sussex, London and South East, National Trust

This oil painting by an unknown artist depicts the Reverend George Augustus Lamb (1782-1864), who was the Rector of Iden, Playden and East Guldeford for 58 years. The Reverend was the last of the Lambs to live at Lamb House, which was built in 1723 by James Lamb. In 1832 George Augustus Lamb sold the house to a wealthy local banker. His brother, William Phillips Lamb was a Baron of the Cinque Ports and attended the coronation of King George IV at Westminster Abbey in 1821.

Summary description

Oil painting on panel, The Reverend George Augustus Lamb (1782-1864), Half-length portrait of a portly man, turned slightly to the left, gazing at the spectator, seated at a table, his right hand resting on a large bible. Balding with wispy grey hair, wearing black clerical garb with linen bands.

Makers and roles

British (English) School, artist

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Place of origin
Materials Paint (20199)
Wood (88028)
Category Art / Oil paintings (8434)
Collection Lamb House, Rye, East Sussex (Accredited Museum) (634)
Periods 19th century (87445)
Maker British (English) School (2625)
Subjects Reverend George Augustus Lamb (1782-1864) (1)
Object Type Oil painting (9772)

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