It has been suggested that the sitter is Dr Richard Mead, the famous physician and collector. This identification has not been verified. The date of this work would suggest that the picture was painted in Britain and the sitter is likely to be British.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1689 - 1760
Full title
Portrait of a Man
Date made
1740
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
81.3 x 65.4 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Sir Claude Phillips Bequest, 1924
Inventory number
NG4036
Location in Gallery