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Joshua Reynolds. George Townshend, 4th Viscount Townshend

George Townshend, 4th Viscount Townshend

Reynolds, Joshua
(British, 1723 - 1792)
George Townshend, 4th Viscount Townshend c 1779-1784
oil on canvas
237.5 x 146.1 cm
Purchase, 1948
© 2001 Art Gallery of Ontario


By descent to 6th Marquess Townshend; (His sale, Christie’s, London, 5 March 1904, lot 89); Asher Wertheimer; Lady Townshend.[1] (Thomas Agnew & Son, London); Purchase 1948 Art Gallery of Toronto
[1] Gap in provenance from Lady Townshend to 1948

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