George Townshend, 4th Viscount, later 1st Marquess Townshend (1724-1807)

James Northcote, RA (Plymouth 1746 – London 1831)
National Trust Inventory Number 631094

Category Paintings
Date circa 1770
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 915 x 712 mm
Place of origin
Collection Florence Court, County Fermanagh (Accredited Museum)
On show at Florence Court, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, George Townshend, 4th Viscount, later 1st Marquess Townshend (1724-1807) by James Northcote, RA (Plymouth 1746 – London 1831), after Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792). A half-length portrait, in armour, with a mauve sash, holding a baton in his left hand.

Provenance

The Earls of Enniskillen, Florence Court, by 1865; inventory no.32 (on small red-bordered paper label); removed from Florence Court by the 6th Earl & Countess in 1973; posthumous inventory of the effects of Nancy, Countess of Enniskillen at Kinloch House, Amulree, Perthshire, 22 December 1998, The Front Hall Middle Passageway, no.631; bought by the National Trust at Christie’s, 12 November 1999, lot 11.

Credit line

Florence Court, The Enniskillen Collection (National Trust)

Marks and inscriptions

Verso: old paper label, inscribed in ink: A Portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds; stretcher incised: G.MORRILL/LINER
Verso: Dublin, Exhibition Palace, Exhibition of Arts Industries and Manufacturers

Makers and roles

James Northcote, RA (Plymouth 1746 – London 1831), artist
after Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792), artist

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Periods 18th century (85617)
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Subjects The Rt Hon. George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend (1724-1807) (4)
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Record Status

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