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Portrait of a young Man
The Collection of Mr Darryl Saunders, New Orleans
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Portrait of a young Man
c.1747-48 (undated)
Oil on canvas
76.8 x 63.2 cm
30¼ x 24 7/8 in.
The Collection of Mr Darryl Saunders, New Orleans
The sitter is shown bust-length, in a grey coat, wearing a gold-embroidered blue waistcoat and white stock, in a fictive oval sculpted frame
Thomas Agnew & Sons Summer Exhibition 1959 (11 - Lock of Norbury)
Ex-Robinson collection; with Sidney Sabin, London, 1955; Thomas Agnew & Son, London by 1959; John Mitchell and Sons, London, 1960; Sir Sydney Barrett (1898-1975), Crowe Hall, Bath; his son, John Barratt (d. 2009); Christie's London 16 December 2010 (73); bt present owner
Unsigned; no inscription
According to Constable 'the canvas is said not to be English (on what authority is unknown)'
There is an unsubstantiated tradition that the sitter is William Lock (1732-1810)
Constable 1962, p. 142, no. 2, fig. 16
In a contemporary carved and gilded running pattern frame