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John Sharp

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Portrait of a seated gentleman, seen in view to the left with his head turned towards the viewer. He has his left arm resting on the corner of a table and his hand with a ring on the little finger draped over the edge; the table, situated in the right bottom corner of the composition, has ornately carved legs and on it are placed books and a black hat; his legs are crossed and held open on his knee is an book. The sitter wears a grey wig and a suit in brown velvet comprising of a frock-coat with large, folded-back and buttoned cuffs with lace ruffles at the wrist, a waistcoat with white lace cravat at the neck, and breeches. Plain, dark background.

Manchester Art Gallery



John Sharp




oil on canvas


H 124.2 x W 100.7 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Thomas Thornhill Shann, 1901

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Inscription description

s(blc): T. Hudson/ Pinxit 1757


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