Henry Dawkins (1728 - 1814) was MP for Southampton. Judging from the apparent age of the sitter, this pastel portrait dates from about 1750. The sitter was identified as Henry Dawkins when the portrait was sold by the Dawkins family in 1913. This identification may be confirmed by the label on the reverse, although this could simply refer to ownership.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1704 - 1788
Full title
Henry Dawkins
Date made
about 1750
Medium and support
Pastel on paper, mounted on canvas
Dimensions
66.7 x 53.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by C.B.O. Clarke, 1940
Inventory number
NG5118
Location in Gallery