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The Reverend William Gaskell

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Half length, three-quarter left side portrait of Unitarian minister Reverend William Gaskell. An elderly man with white hair and white side burns, wearing a black jacket and a neck tie, he is shown sitting to the side of a table to the right, on which lies a folded newspaper, with his hands clasped together in his lap. There is a plain shadowy background, inscribed to the right above the sitter's shoulder: 'GVLIELMVS GASKELL / AET AT LXXIII / MDCCCLXXIX'.

Manchester Art Gallery



The Reverend William Gaskell




oil on canvas


H 86.6 x W 71.1 cm

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Acquisition method

bequeathed by Mrs M. E. Gaskell, 1914

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Inscription description

Signed tl : artist's initials (mon) : ALR and: tr : Latin inscription : GVLIELMVS GASKELL / AET AT LXXIII / MDCCCLXXIX


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