Theophilus Bolton

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Three-quarter left side portrait of Theophilus Bolton. The subject wears a wig and jacket, a waistcoat and cravat. He leans forward into the centre of the composition from the right, with his right arm folded and leaning on a surface. In his hand are two pages of a letter, addressed to 'Theo. Bolton Esq', which he holds close to his person. The background is plain and indistinct.

Manchester Art Gallery



Theophilus Bolton




oil on canvas


H 90.5 x W 77.8 cm

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Acquisition method

bequeathed by Miss Laetitia Satterthwaite, 1986

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : : artist's name, date : Robert Hunter 1765


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