Montagu Edmund Parker (1737-1813)

Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792)
National Trust Inventory Number 872086

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1768 (appointment for sitting recorded)
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 762 x 635 mm (30 x 25 in)
Place of origin England
Collection Saltram, Devon (Accredited Museum)
On show at Saltram, Devon, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Montagu Edmund Parker (1737-1813) by Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792), 1768. A half length portrait of the second son of John Parker and Lady Catherine Parker. who married Charity, daughter of Admiral Paul Ourry. He is almost profile to right, wearing blue coat with red collar, holding an unidentified object under left arm.


Appointments for sittings, with ‘Mr M Parker’, on 30 May and 3, 10, and 20 June 1768; presumably for his brother John, later 1st Lord Boringdon, since first recorded (before the picture might otherwise have been brought to Saltram by the marriage of his granddaughter, Harriet, to the 2nd Earl of Morley) and thereafter by descent; accepted by the Treasury in part payment of death-duties from the executors of Edmund Robert Parker, 4th Earl of Morley (1877–1951) and transferred to the Trust in 1957.

Credit line

Saltram, The Morley Collection (accepted in lieu of tax by HM Treasury, and transferred to The National Trust in 1957)

Marks and inscriptions

Recto: top left: Montague Edmund / Parker, Esqr.
Recto: top right: Sr. J: Reynolds / pinxit

Makers and roles

Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792), artist


Mannings, 2000: David Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds: A Complete Catalogue of his Paintings. The Subject Pictures catalogued by Martin Postle, New Haven & London, 2000, no. 1395, p.365 & fig. 950

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