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Paintings: G0704


James Quin


Oil on canvas



Gainsborough, Thomas RA [ Copy after ]


Height: 74.9cm
Width: 63.5cm
height (frame): 93cm
width (frame): 81cm


Thomas Harris; Harris sale, Robins 12 July 1819 (39); Charles Mathews

Other number

Mathews 363 (by Hogarth)
RW 399 (by W. Hogarth)
CKA 399

Exhibition history

1833 London, Queen's Bazaar, Oxford Street, "Mr Mathews's Gallery of Theatrical Portraits" (363) 1951 London, Tate Gallery, "Pictures from the Garrick Club" (18)

Related works

Original NG of Ireland 565 oil on canvas 231 x 150 Exh: S. A.1763 (41) (Waterhouse 567), [prov: John Wiltshire until 1867, the Duke of Cleveland, sold Christie's 8 March 1902, and Laurie (dealer) until 1905, when bgt by NG Ireland]; Royal Collection Millar 803 oil on canvas 64.8 x 50.8 Prov: Gainsborough Dupont sale, Christie's 10 April 1797 (17) bgt by Pierce probably for the Prince of Wales

Quin wears a full-bottomed wig, and a red-brown coat with buttons of a similar colour.
The picture in the Royal Collection is a study of the head of Quin for the full-length portrait in Dublin. The Garrick Club picture is a copy of the study by an unidentifiable hand.
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