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Richard Fenton (1747-1821)

BEECHEY, Sir William (1735 - 1839)

[image: Richard Fenton (1747-1821)]

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 125.9 x 102.2 cm

Acquired: 1969; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 107

Born in St David's Pembrokeshire, Fenton (1742-1821) was an author of poetry and topographical works including Historical Tour Through Pembrokeshire. His friends included Oliver Goldsmith and Sir Richard Colt Hoare of Stourhead. Painted probably in the1770s when the artist was at the beginning of a successful career, this 'gentleman of very elegant manners' is shown contemplating a bust of Homer

This work is currently on display.

1 comment

Alison Tremeer on 8 September 2009, 14:07

When I saw this painting I immediately assumed it was by Joseph Wright of Derby !!!

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