The Nine Youngest Children of Richard Bagot, Bishop of Bath and Wells
Watercolor on card.
16 3/4 x 19 1/2 inches (425 x 495 mm)
Purchased on the Sunny Crawford von Bülow Fund 1978.
Signed and dated: Adam Buck 1825.
Richard Bagot; by family descent (at Chichley Hall), John Greville Bagot Chester, 2011; Lowell Libson, London, 2013.
Born and trained in Dublin, Buck eventually moved to London, where his elegant portrait drawings were in high demand. He also produced a large number of decorative fashion plates, which may explain the refined Neoclassicism apparent in this portrait of the nine youngest of the twelve children of Richard Bagot (1782-1854), who in 1825 was a canon of Windsor and later became bishop of Bath and Wells. -- Exhibition Label, from "Life Lines: Portrait Drawings from Dürer to Picasso."
Bagot, Richard, 1782-1854, former owner.
Chester, John Greville Bagot, former owner.
Libson, Lowell, former owner.