Portrait of a Man

The sitter's dignified bearing and expensive clothes, with richly embroidered cuffs and waistcoat, identify him as a gentleman, but neither his name, nor the identity of the artist, is known. The portrait probably dates from the middle of the 18th century.

Key facts

Artist
Full title
Portrait of a Man
Date made
about 1750
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
75 x 64.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Sir Claude Phillips Bequest, 1924
Inventory number
NG4041
Location in Gallery