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Joseph and John Gulston, Esqrs: P.20-1958

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Current Location: In storage


Joseph and John Gulston, Esqrs
Portrait of John Gulston, 1750-1764 and Joseph Gulston, 1744/45-1786


Printmaker: Green, Valentine
Publisher: Sayer, Robert
Painter: Cotes, Francis (After)



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Given by Louis C. G. Clarke, Trinity Hall, April 1958

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1958) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


18th Century
Production date: AD 1771


Inscriptions on bottom "F. Cotes Pinxt." and "V. Green fecit" and "R. Sayer Perfecit" and "London, Printed for Robt. Sayer, No. 53 in Fleet Street / Published as the Act directs 1st Jany 1771". Inscription in pencil on the back "… Joseph Gulston who died in his 14th year July 16 1786. / He formed an ....[?] collection ... [?] portraits offered this collection to the Emperor of Russia for £20.000 which was refused. The colelction was sold in London on a 40 days sale realized ...[unreadable]".

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.20-1958
Primary reference Number: 206106
Chaloner Smith: 59.II
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Created: Thursday 13 August 2015 Updated: Monday 8 November 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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