Portrait of John Smithson

Thomas Beach (British, 1738–1806)
Portrait of John Smithson, ca. 1766–1799

Oil on canvas
29 ¾ x 24 ¾ in. (75.6 x 62.9 cm); frame: 37 x 31 ¾ in. (94.0 x 80.7 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wiesenberger, 62.150


ca. 1766/1799-ca. 1881, Smithson Family Collection. Inherited by J. Smithson, Chester, England ca. 1881.

?–1962, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wiesenberger, New York

1962, Gift to the IU Art Museum from Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wiesenberger

Catalogue Raisonné

Beach, Elise S. Thomas Beach: A Dorset Portrait Painter, Favorite Pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds. London: John Bale, 1934.


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