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, the elder
English, 1665-1745

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.

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Artist

Jonathan Richardson, the elder

Title

Portrait of Isaac Richardson

Origin

England

Date

1735

Medium

Graphite on vellum

Dimensions

135 × 101 mm

Credit Line

Mary S. Adams and Sara R. Shorey Endowments

Reference Number

1998.359

Extended information about this artwork

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