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Henry Dawkins
Maurice-Quentin de La Tour

Henry Dawkins (1728-1814) was MP for Southampton. Judging from the apparent age of the sitter, this pastel portrait dates from about 1751. 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 Maurice-Quentin de La Tour
Artist dates 1704 - 1788
Full title Henry Dawkins
Date made about 1751
Medium and support Pastel on paper mounted on canvas
Dimensions 66.7 x 53.3 cm
Acquisition credit Bequeathed by Charles Bridger Orme Clarke, 1940
Inventory number NG5118
Location in Gallery Not on display
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