The Honorable Henry Fane (1739–1802) with Inigo Jones and Charles Blair

Artist: Sir Joshua Reynolds (British, Plympton 1723–1792 London)

Date: 1761–66

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 100 1/4 x 142 in. (254.6 x 360.7 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Gift of Junius S. Morgan, 1887

Accession Number: 87.16

Description

Seated at the center with a greyhound at his knee is the Honorable Henry Fane, second son of the eighth earl of Westmorland. To the left is Inigo Jones, a relative of the celebrated architect, and to the right Charles Blair, Fane's brother-in-law. Reynolds's largest and most impressive conversation piece, this canvas was begun in 1761 and completed in 1766. In the course of visits to London each of the three gentlemen would have sat for Reynolds separately, in his studio.

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