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.
1704 - 1788
Medium and support
Pastel on paper mounted on canvas
66.7 x 53.3 cm
Bequeathed by Charles Bridger Orme Clarke, 1940
Location in Gallery