Soame Jenyns, MP (1704-1787)
after Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792)
Oil painting on canvas (circular), Soame Jenyns, MP (1704-1787) after Sir Joshua Reynolds, PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792), 1734. A circular painting with the name of the sitter inscribed in circumference, above: SOAME JENYNS ESQ. He holds his left hand against his cheek and wears a cravat and a shirt with frilled cuff.
Given to Lord Hardwicke of Wimpole Hall by Soame Jenyns and bought with contents of that house by Thomas, 6th Viscount Clifden (1844 - 1930) and thence brought to Lanhydrock by Gerald, 7th Viscount Clifden (1883-1966), when he sold Wimpole Hall in 1930; given by Victor, 8th Viscount Clifden (1887 - 1974), in 1969.
Lanhydrock, The Robartes Collection (The National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
Recto: Inscribed with name of sitter in circumference, above: SOAME JENYNS ESQ./ / copy of SIR J. REYNOLDS. Verso: in pencil on stretcher: Soame Jenyns Esq.
Makers and roles
after 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, vol. I, p.278, cat. 1002a, vol. II, fig. 1732.