Captain Robert Fanshawe (1740-1823)

Object number



c. 1770

Physical description

Half length portrait of man in naval uniform with body facing painter but head turned to his left. He is wearing a navy coat with gold braiding and a red collar. Beneath this is a red waistcoat with gold braiding. Hi is also wearing a white stock at is neck. His right arm is on his hip with a white shirt sleeve visible at the cuff. Tucked against his side, under his left arm is a hat with gold embroidery. His grey/fair hair is dressed in curls at the ear. Set on a red/brown plain background.




Sir Joshua Reynolds RA FRS FRSA (16 July 1723 – 23 February 1792) was the most important and influential of 18th century English painters, specialising in portraits and promoting the ?Grand Style? in painting which depended on idealisation of the imperfect. He was one of the founders and first President of the Royal Academy. George III appreciated his merits and knighted him in 1769.


Portrait Painting


Whole height: 905mm
width: 780mm
Canvas height: 750mm
width: 620mm

Collection type

Visual arts, Fanshawe Portraits

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