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Vertue, George, 1684-1756.
Riley from a picture at Adlington in Cheshire
[England, between 1720 and 1756?]
1 drawing : port. ; 12.5 x 11 cm.
Title from the inscription in ink, on top of sheet. | Inscription in pencil on verso: Mr. Riley painted this himself. Its in [the] possession of Mr. Leigh in Adlington in. 56170. | "R" stamped on verso, lower right with "3/6" written in pencil above. | Drawing that was used as a basis for an engraving of Riley in: Anecdotes of painting in England ... / by Mr. Horace Walpole. Strawberry-Hill : Printed in the year MDCCLXIII, [1762], v. 3, opp. p. 122.
Catalogue of Horace Walpole's library / by Allen T. Hazen. New Haven : Yale University Press, 1969, no. 3664
Drawing of John Riley (1646-1691), fashionable English portrait painter.
Purchased by Horace Walpole from Vertue's widow. Sold to Evans at the Strawberry Hill sale, viii.122. Purchased by Wilmarth S. Lewis from Drake, December 1949.
  •  Riley, John, 1646-1691 - Portraits.
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  •  Artists - British - Portraits.
  • Graphite drawings - British - 18th century.
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