Attributed to Jonathan Richardson

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Attributed to Jonathan Richardson
Portrait of a Man (Dr. John Hough?)
Metalpoint and graphite on vellum. Double ruled border in graphite.
5 13/16 x 4 13/16 inches (148 x 122 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.

Fol. 13, no. 30 in the Bull Album.
Not in Fairfax Murray. Attributed to Jonathan Richard, Sr., in handlist of album. Sitter identified as "Dr. John Hough. Bp of Oxon Litchfield and Worcester after a portrait painted in 1690" in handlist of album.


Inscribed at lower edge in metalpoint: Dr.[superscript "r"] [period under "r"] Jno[superscript "o" Hough Bp of Oxon Litchfield of Worcester July 1736 / from the portrait painted by Riley 1690. the Bp then aged 40; on verso at lower edge in graphite: John Hough Bp. of Oxford + hon of Lichfield / Coventry, now of Worcester. 14 July 1736 / Painted by Mr.[superscript "r"] [period under "r"] Riley 1690 [?] [illegible] Bp [cut off] Then 40.; beyond upper right corner of decorative border: 30. Collector's mark of Jonathan Richardson Sr. inscribed at lower right in metalpoint, R.["R" is underlined]

Jonathan Richardson, Sr. (Lugt 2183); Richard Bull, Ongar, Essex (Lugt 314 and Lugt S. 314); Alphonse Wyatt Thibaudeau (ca. 1840-ca. 1892), London and Paris; his sale, London, Sotheby's, 9-13 December 1889, lot 1146; Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), London and Florence; from whom purchased through Galerie Alexandre Imbert, Rome, in 1909 by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York (no mark; see Lugt 1509); his son, J. P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), New York.
Associated names: 

Bull, Richard, 1725-1806, former owner.
Thibaudeau, Alphonse Wyatt, 1840-1893, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. P. (John Pierpont), 1867-1943, former owner.

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