7 May 2008
Henry Wyatt (? 1794-1840 Prestwich)
Portrait of George Canning (1770-1827), three-quarter-length, in a black coat, with a dispatches box on the table beside him
signed 'H. Wyatt.' (lower left)
oil on board
14¾ x 11 7/8 in. (37.5 x 30.2 cm.)
in a Victorian giltwood and gilt composition frame
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Possibly 1851 Inventory, Library, '11 Paintings - £55.0.0'
This painting derives from the full-length portrait of Canning by Sir Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A. (Bristol 1769-1830 London), which was commissioned by King George IV in 1825, and shows the sitter in front of the empty benches of the House of Commons.
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