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Attributed to Agar, Charles d` (French painter, 1699-1723) , Portrait of Richard Hill

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Title Portrait of Richard Hill
Collection Shrewsbury Museums Service
Artist Attributed to Agar, Charles d` (French painter, 1699-1723)
Date 1700
Description Three-quarter length portrait of Richard Hill. He wears a long wig, a velvet coat and a swathe of red drapery over a white shirt. He is shown with one hand on his hip and the other resting on a classical style plinth with a landscape background in the right hand distance. Richard Hill was born at Hawkstone in Shropshire and educated at Shrewsbury School. He was Deputy Paymaster to the army during the Dutch War in the 1690s and subsequently in the diplomatic service during the War of the Spanish Succession. He inherited the estate at Hawkstone in 1700 (the date of this portrait).
Current Accession Number SHYMS:FA/2002/09
Inscription front ll 'Richard Hill'
Subject portrait (Hill, Richard)
Measurements 126.9 x 112.3 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Unknown.
Provenance Thomas Jefferson Coolidge; by inheritanceMrs. Coolidge until 1957
Notes Sotheby's ascribe the portrait to Charles d'Agar who worked in London after 1691.
Rights Owner Courtesy of Shrewsbury Museums Service
Author Dr Patricia Smyth
 

 

 

 

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