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Portrait of Isaac Richardson

A work made of graphite on vellum.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of graphite on vellum.

Date:

1735

Artist:

Jonathan Richardson
British, 1667-1745

About this artwork

Jonathan Richardson was a portrait painter, author, and collector, who often copied Old Master drawings in his collection. His second son, Isaac, died at sea in 1721 at the age of 17. Based on a painting of 1712, this compelling image was part of a group of portraits on vellum that Richardson drew in the 1730s as a record of those closest to him.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jonathan Richardson, the elder

Title

Portrait of Isaac Richardson

Place

United Kingdom (Artist's nationality)

Date

1735

Medium

Graphite on vellum

Dimensions

13.5 × 10.1 cm (5 3/8 × 4 in.)

Credit Line

Mary S. Adams and Sara R. Shorey Endowments

Reference Number

1998.359

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