Skip to main content

Dossier on Reynolds 'The Graces Decorating Hymen'

1 May 1830


Dossier on Reynolds 'The Graces Decorating Hymen'


1 May 1830

Archive reference number



Copy of an extract of the Will of Charles John, Earl of Blesinton dated 31 August 1823. He expresses the wish that his name "may be affixed to the said picture as an encouragement to others to contribute to the said collection" (the Gallery was not founded until 1824 and so this bequest was made "to the National Gallery intended to be formed in London under Royal Protection").

Record type


Paintings referenced in this record

Your list will only be saved temporarily. Inactivity of more than 20 minutes could result in the loss of your list. If you would like to keep a record of your list, we suggest you print it out or email it to yourself.

Your list of records will be sent to us if you request an appointment, and a summary will be included in your appointment email notification.