Artist: John Russell (British, Guildford 1745–1806 Hull)
Medium: Pastel on paper, laid down on canvas
Dimensions: 23 3/4 x 17 3/4 in. (60.3 x 45.1 cm)
Classification: Pastels & Oil Sketches on Paper
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wiesenberger, 1961
Accession Number: 61.182.1
Russell was England's leading pastellist in the later eighteenth century. He studied under Francis Cotes and from 1769 to 1806 exhibited annually at the Royal Academy, of which he was a member. This portrait and a companion piece showing the sitter's wife were executed to celebrate the couple's fortieth anniversary.