Haydon, Benjamin Robert (1786 - 1846)
ROMANTIC; Portrait of Nathaniel Howard (c.1780-1832) Plymouth friend of Haydon's who was a Poet ('Bickleigh Vale with other poems', 1804), Translator (Dante's Inferno, 1807), Teacher and writer of language text books ('A Vocabulary English and Greek', 1808; 'Introductory Latin Exercises', 1814). Oil on canvas. Signed and dated 1807 verso. Provenance: John Arscott Lethbridge (1787-1854), Secretary of Greenwich Hospital, by whom acquired directly from the artist; his son William Popham Lethbridge (1822-c.1890), Clerk at Greenwich Hospital; [...] George Lambert MP (1866-1958) and thence by descent. 20x17 inches. Framed: 24.5x21.5 inches.