Art/ Collection/ Art Object

George Townshend (1724–1807)

Maker:
Possibly by Isaac Gosset (British, St. Helier, Jersey 1713–1799 London)
Date:
1758
Culture:
British
Medium:
Colorless wax on glass painted black; frame: black wood
Dimensions:
7 × 6 in. (17.8 × 15.2 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature
Credit Line:
The Glenn Tilley Morse Collection, Bequest of Glenn Tilley Morse, 1950
Accession Number:
50.187.26
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on frame in white: Hon. Geo: Townshend. 1758

Inscribed in ink on back of frame: George Townshend, first Marquis/Townshend, b. 1724, d. 1807./Eldest son of the third Viscount Townshend/and brother of Charles Townshend./He succeeded Wolfe as commander/ in Canada and received the surrender of/Quebec; later he was lord Lieutenant/of Ireland./by/Isaac Gosset.
Glenn Tilley Morse (until 1950; bequeathed to MMA)
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