Thomas Beach Portrait of a Gentleman in a Green Robe 1773

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Artwork details

Artist
Thomas Beach 1738–1806
Title
Portrait of a Gentleman in a Green Robe
Date 1773
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 759 x 641 mm
frame: 932 x 806 x 52 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by Alan Evans 1974
Reference
T01883
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T01883 PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN IN A GREEN ROBE 1773

Inscribed: ‘TBeach (first two letters in monogram) 1773’ in spandrel b.l.
Oil on canvas, 29 7/8×25 3/16 (76×64)
Bequeathed by Alan Evans to the National Gallery and transferred to the Tate Gallery 1974
Coll: ...; Alan Evans
Exh: ?S.A. 1773
Lit: Elsie S. Beach, Thomas Beach, 1934, p.78

The sitter wears a green brocade housecoat with a purple collar and a white neckcloth. He is turned to the left inside a false oval. Among the three portraits exhibited by Beach at the Society of Artists in 1773 (no numbers) only the one described as ‘A Head. Oval’ could correspond to this in size. No other head and shoulders portraits by Beach of this date are recorded.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1974-6: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1978

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