James Smithson

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Provenance
Mrs. Fitall, widow of Smithson’s servant John; sold through (H.P. Bohn) to Smithsonian,1849; accessioned by NPG 1996
Note: “The Secretary stated that he had received a note from the Hon. Abbott Lawrence, United States ambassador to Great Britain, concerning a communication from H. P. Bohn, offering for sale, at the price of thirty guineas, a small portrait of James Smithson, now in the possession of Mrs. Fitall, widow of a servant of the late Mr. Smithson. … Smithsonian Institution Annual Report for 1849, p. 46
Topic
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair
Printed Material\Book
Exterior\Landscape
Costume\Academic cap and gown
James Smithson: Male
James Smithson: Education\Founder
James Smithson: Science and Technology\Scientist\Chemist
Portrait
National Portrait Gallery
Artist
James Roberts, 1753 - c. 1809
Sitter
James Smithson, c. 1765 - 1829
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Frame: 59.7 x 47 x 7.6cm (23 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 3")
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Place
United Kingdom\England
1786
Type
Painting
Object number
NPG.96.28
Culture
James Smithson: European\British\English