Thomas Townshend, Viscount Sydney

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Record title

Thomas Townshend, Viscount Sydney

Call numbers

DG 191

Record identifier

Y0KD4PQ1

Thomas Townshend, Viscount Sydney

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Thomas Townshend, Viscount Sydney

Full title

Thomas Townshend, Viscount Sydney

Date

ca. 1754

Call Numbers

DG 191

Record Identifier

Y0KD4PQ1

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Physical Description

Contents

1 painting - 36 1/8 x 24 1/4 in. inside frame - oil

Other Descriptions

Level of description

Fonds

Access and use

Copying Conditions

Out of copyright : Artist died before 1955

Please acknowledge: : Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales

Physical Access Conditions

Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian

Issue Copy

Digitised

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ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Full title

Thomas Townshend, Viscount Sydney

NOTES

General note

Copy Print : DG 191 available on open access in the Mitchell Library Reading Room

Digital order no:Album ID : 957564

Signature / Inscriptions

Unsigned. 'Thomas 1st Viscount Sydney' inscribed in paint upper right corner.

Attributions / Conjectures

Andrew Tink, in his biography of Townshend, "Lord Sydney: the life and times of Tommy Townshend", 2011, dates this painting to 1754, the year that Townshend entered the House of Commons.
Often attributed to Gilbert Stuart, but this seems unlikely as it shows Townshend as a young man, and therefore must have been made many years before Stuart mo...

Date note

Another portrait of Sydney by Stuart is at DG 214, dated ca. 1785, and shows him as an older man.

Description source

Information transferred from Pictures Card Catalogue as part of the eRecords Project, 2008-2009.

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Presented by Sir William Dixson, 1929

Exhibited in

NSW Parliament House: Long term loan

Identifiers

PRIMARY IDENTIFIERS

Call Numbers

DG 191

Record Identifier

Y0KD4PQ1

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https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/Y0KD4PQ1

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Reference code

862210

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