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About the object
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds and engraved by F Bartolozzi RA. Stipple engraving, originally published by Molteno Colnaghi & Co, 132 Pall Mall, in 1788, correctly entitled Lord Burghersh. John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland (1784 - 1859), styled Lord Burghersh until 1841 when he became Earl. Standing in a landscape, aged 4, with his right hand pointing upwards, a large sash around his middle and a hat upon his head. In a gilt carved frame with framer’s label pasted to rear board for Ernest Alden, 39 King’s Road, Sloane Square, SW. Copies held in museums in the UK and US as well as with the National Trust.
John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland, was a soldier, politician - holding the seat for Lyme Regis between 1806 & 1816 diplomat and musician. He was a composer and a founder of the Royal Academy of Music. Joshua Reynolds was one of the major European portrait artists of the 18th century and knighted by George lll in 1769. He was a founding member of the Royal Academy and its first president. Francesco Bartolozzi arrived from Florence in Italy in 1764 and was appointed ‘engraver to the King’. He was a founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768.
English, print circa 1800 - 1820
Frame, circa 1900