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Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. (1723-1792)
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Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. (1723-1792)

Portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as Mr. Mangles, half-length, in a red jacket and waistcoat

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Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. (1723-1792)
Portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as Mr. Mangles, half-length, in a red jacket and waistcoat
signed with initials and dated 'JR pinxt 1755.' (lower left)
oil on canvas
30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)
in a contemporary 18th century carved and gilded frame
Provenance
with Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London.
Sir Shane Leslie, 1966.
Literature
W. Graves and W. Cronin, A History of the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, I, London, 1899, p. 612.
E. Waterhouse, 'Reynolds's "Sitter Book" for 1755', Walpole Society, 1966-68, XLI, p. 155.
D. Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds, A Complete Catalogue of his Paintings, New Haven and London, 2000, no. 1182, fig. 138.
Exhibited
London, Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd., Portraits Surveyed, 1980, no. 15, as 'An elderly man'.
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Lot Essay

This portrait, formerly called 'the Dean of Durham', has tentatively been connected with the Mr. Mangles who appears to have sat to Reynolds on seven occasions in February 1755. Reynolds visited a Mr. Mangles near Plymouth on 6 and 20 September 1762, during his West Country tour.
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