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LOT 804

Lot 804

Jonathan Richardson Snr. (1667-1745)

Jonathan Richardson Snr. (1667-1745)
Lot 804 Details
Jonathan Richardson Snr. (1667-1745), British


Black chalk on grey wove paper, laid down at edges
7.75 x 6.5 in — 19.7 x 16.5 cm

Estimate $500-$700

Realised: $1,920
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Jonathan Richardson Snr. (1667-1745)
  • Jonathan Richardson Snr. (1667-1745)
  • Jonathan Richardson Snr. (1667-1745)

Ex. Collection Walter Brandt;
Christopher Powney, Dealer in Drawings, Shropshire, UK;
From whom purchased by the Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario in 1989


A pupil of John Riley (1646-91), Richardson drew and etched portraits and wrote books on art and art theory. He made a great number of portrait drawings, mostly in black chalk, including self-portraits at various ages with long curly hair. In all of these, he was seated facing the same direction and wearing a white cravat with overcoat.


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LOT 804

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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