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Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Painting depicting a right-hand profile perspective bust portrait of poet Alexander Pope, looking up, with his head resting on his right hand, surrounded by a scrolling wreath of leaves and flowers. There is a praying figure of Heloise kneeling in a chapel on the right. There is also a standing female figure beneath a crescent moon on the left. The wreath and other foliage (such as the palm to the left) are depicted in dark green.

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester

  • Date

    c.1800

  • Medium

    tempera on canvas

  • Measurements

    48.9 x 88.1 cm

  • Accession number

    1885.8

  • Acquisition method

    purchased from Thomas Agnew and Sons Ltd, 1885

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