Portrait of Martin Colnaghi

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.

Key facts

Artist dates
Full title
Portrait of Martin Colnaghi
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
111.8 x 87 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Mrs Martin H. Colnaghi, 1908
Inventory number
Location in Gallery