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Oil Painting - Portrait of Sir Charles Holte (1721-82)

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1885P3181
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1770 - 1774

Maker Information

Artist:Thomas Gainsborough - View biography for Thomas Gainsborough


This portrait shows the sixth and last baronet of Aston Hall, Birmingham. Sir Charles Holte may well have adopted the pink costume as a reference to his family's staunch Royalist sympathies during the English Civil War.Although it was unusual for Gainsborough to paint oval canvases, this format was chosen to match a portrait by an unknown artist of Sir Charles' elder brother, Sir Lister Holte (1720-70).

Bequeathed by Sir Charles Hole Bracebridge, 1885.

Further Information

Production Period:18th century
Medium:Oil on canvas.

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Height:752 mm
Width:629 mm