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Paintings: G1040


John Pritt Harley


Oil on canvas




Height: 102cm
Width: 83.2cm


"Painted by Clint / This portrait of Harley was bought at Christie, Manson and Woods (from the / Evans's Collection) July 22/71- / Harley was a Comic actor of celebrity. The original of the Hatter in Box/& Cox. The catalogue said the picture / was painted by Lonsdale but / this is wrong. G. Clint ARA was / the painter. see back of picture at / the top p/pp/t"


Possibly owned by John Pritt Harley; sold at auction of the effects of Harley, 23rd November, 1858 by Mr Robins (lot.186); By 1871 it is in the collection of W C Evans, whose Chairman and Conductor of Music at Evan's Hall was succeeded by an actor at the Old English Opera House, John or Paddy Green; sold by him at a sale at Christies, Manson and Woods, 22 July 1871, lot 86 (as by Lonsdale), bought by Routledge (for 1 1/2 gns); given to the Brooklyn Museum, New York by Hon. Ehas A Schuren, 1913; de-accessioned by them; collection of Jane Johnson from 1994, from whom purchased by the Garrick Club, 2003

Other number

Gift 1020

Exhibition history

Possibly the portrait of J P Harley exhibited by Clint at the Royal Academy, 1832

Related works

See G0286 for a head and shoulders of Harley by Clint

Harley was an original member of the Garrick Club in 1831.
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