Sir Walter Calverley Blackett, 2nd Bt (1707 – 1777)
Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792)
Oil painting on canvas, Sir Walter Calverley Blackett, 2nd Bt (1707 – 1777) by Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792), 1760/62. A full-length portrait of a man standing in a landscape, wearing a brown suit, white hose and stock, black hat and powdered hair; a dog (pointer), left; a tree right.
Probably the picture for which – bizarrely – (apart from one isolated sitting by Sir Walter on 20th October) the dog first sat, in October and November 1759 (but it may be that Reynolds had been able to begin on Sir Walter on the basis of the – lost – first portrait that he painted of him, which was “sent home” on 16 June 1759), followed by Sir Walter in 1760, and which must have been one of the three pictures for which Reynolds received £173 some time in 1762. Bequeathed by Sir Walter, with Wallington itself, to Sir John Trevelyan, 4th Bt (1734-1828); thence by descent to Sir Charles Trevelyan, 3rd Bt of the 2nd creation (1870-1958), who bequeathed it to the National Trust with Wallington, its estates, and most of its major contents
Wallington, The Trevelyan Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792), artist
Graves and Cronin 1899-1901 Algernon Graves and W.V.Cronin, A History of the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, 4 vols, London 1899-1901, I, p.86 Armstrong 1900 Sir Walter Armstrong, Sir Joshua Reynolds, First President of the Royal Academy, 1900, p.194 Waterhouse 1941 Ellis K. Waterhouse, Reynolds, London, 1941, p.47 Mannings, 2000: David Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds: A Complete Catalogue of his Paintings. The Subject Pictures catalogued by Martin Postle, New Haven & London, 2000, cat.179, p.90 & fig.474