Robert Shurlock (1772–1847)

John Russell British

Not on view

In 1800 Robert Shurlock (1772–1847) married John Russell’s daughter, Henrietta Ann Jane Russell (1775–1849), near the artist’s house in Guildford, Surrey. This pastel was likely completed shortly after the marriage, and the companion portrait of Henrietta with the couple’s first child is also in this gallery. Here Mr. Shurlock is a dashing man at the height of his youth, wearing a silk neck scarf and a double-breasted coat with brass buttons. The artist executed several other portraits for his daughter’s family, all dating to 1801.

Robert Shurlock (1772–1847), John Russell (British, Guildford 1745–1806 Hull), Pastel on paper, laid down on canvas

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