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John Callcott Horsley: 'Portrait of Martin Colnaghi'

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Martin Colnaghi (1821 - 1908) was a picture dealer and collector with a keen interest in Old Master paintings, especially Dutch and Flemish pictures.

Colnaghi was a considerable benefactor to the National Gallery, leaving five paintings and the sum of £75,000 to the Gallery in his will. The funds were used to buy 13 paintings including works by Cézanne and Delacroix.

This portrait was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1889 and is one of four known portraits of Colnaghi. It was donated to the Gallery by Colnaghi's widow Amy, after his death in 1908.

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