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Title Portrait of Sir William Wentworth
Alternative Title Sir Richard Wentworth
Collection Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford
Artist Verelst, Willem (Dutch artist, active by 1732, died 1756, active in England)
Date Earliest probably 1732
Date Latest 1756
Description The sitter in this portrait is believed to be a member of the Wentworth family, probably the powerful Yorkshire family that had seats in Sheffield and in Wakefield at Woolley Hall. The painting is attributed to Willem Verelst, a Dutch painter who was active in London from 1732 until his death in 1756. He painted portraits of the English nobility and the rising professional classes. This type of subject dominated the English art market in the eighteenth century attracting specialists from abroad like Verelst. He is noted for his strong characterisation of subject, present in this portrait.
Current Accession Number 1884-001
Former Accession Number 1-84
Subject portrait (Wentworth, William or Richard)
Measurements 121.9 x 96.5 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Transferred from the Bradford Free Libraries and Art Museum Committee 1904.
Provenance Mr J. Firth, Esq., by 1884; given to the Bradford Free Libraries and Art Museum Committee by Firth in 1884.
Publications Borough of Bradford, Report of the Free Libraries and Art Museum Committee, Bradford, 1884, p. 13, as A Portrait in oil of Sir Richard Wentworth; City of Bradford Corporation Art Gallery Cartwright Memorial Hall, Illustrated Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Pictures and other Works of Art, Bradford, 1924, p. 46, as Portrait of Sir William Wentworth
Notes Cartwright Hall was established in 1904.
Rights Owner Bradford Museums, Galleries and Heritage (Cartwright Hall)
Author Dr Phillippa Plock




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