NPG Number
518
Mkey
157
Sitter/Title
George Anson, 1st Baron Anson
Qualifier
after
Artist(s)
SirJoshuaReynolds
Date made
1755-1810, based on a work of 1755
Medium
oil on canvas
Credit line
© National Portrait Gallery, London
george anson 1st baron anson

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518

George Anson, 1st Baron Anson

after

Sir Joshua Reynolds

1755-1810, based on a work of 1755

oil on canvas

© National Portrait Gallery, London

The painting is a copy of a lost portrait by Reynolds, begun in 1754 with further sittings on 21 and 23 February 1755, and apparently finished that June. The original was painted for one of the officers of Anson's ship, the 'Centurion', Sir Peircy Brett or Sir Charles Saunders. Anson is portrayed in flag officer's full dress uniform of 1748-67.