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George John, Earl Spencer: P.37-1958

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George John, Earl Spencer
Portrait of George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer, 1758-1834


Townley, Charles (Printmaker)
Townley, Charles (Publisher)
After Reynolds, Joshua (Painter)

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Given by Louis C. G. Clarke, Trinity Hall, April 1958

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1958) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


18th century
Production date: AD 1800


Inscriptions on bottom "Sir Joshua Reynolds pinxt." and "Engrav'd by Charles Townley Member of the Royal Academy of Florence & Berlin." and "Painted when Lord Althorp." and "Publish'd as the Act directs by C. Townley, No. 7 Opposite Mansfield Place Borough Road Southwark , Novr. 10th. 1800."

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Accession number: P.37-1958
Primary reference Number: 206087
Chaloner Smith: 29.II
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Created: Thursday 13 August 2015 Updated: Friday 21 January 2022 Last processed: Friday 21 January 2022

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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