English, 1723 - 1792

Henry Yelverton, Third Earl of Essex

Date: ca. 1758 - 1759

Self-assured, rich, and just thirty years old, Henry Yelverton first sat for this portrait on June 14, 1758. He returned only once, about a year later, for the final session. Sir Joshua Reynolds, being very sought after, would have worked primarily on his sitter’s face and body. Assistants would have completed much of the background. Young Yelverton’s magnificent robe indicates he was a member of the House of Lords, a position he had just assumed with the death of his older brother.

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Medium: Oil on canvas

Inscriptions: Engraved by R. B. Parkes, 1874.

Dimensions: H: 48 x W: 38 1/2 in.

Place: England

Accession: 0137

Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection

Category: Paintings - Portraits

Tags: Men , Oil , Canvas , Essex , Earl

From the collections of Lord Donington; Reinhardt Galleries, New York, New York; Acquavella Galleries, New York, New York; and J. Wood Glass, Nowata, Oklahoma. Exhibited at Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1884, No. 72; William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, 1942-44; Acquavella Gallery, New York, "Paintings by Old Masters", April-May, 1945, No. 23; Wichita Art Association, Wichita, Kansas, December, 1945; Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, October, 1946; Wichita Art Association, Wichita, Kansas, November, 1946; and Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, January, 1947. EXHIBITIONS: Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1881. No. 723; William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City, Mo., 1942 - 1944.