25 November 2003
John Russell (1745-1806)
Portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as George Bruere, Governor of Bermuda, three-quarter-length, seated in a blue coat and yellow waistcoat
oil on canvas
36½ x 28 in. (92.7 x 71.1 cm.)
By descent in the family of the sitter.
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An old label on the reverse of the portrait identifies the sitter as George James Bruere, who was Governor of Bermuda ( August 1764- August 1780 and October 1780 - December 1781).
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