British School (early 19th Century) – Possibly a Portrait of William Gretton

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Miniature watercolour on ivory (circa 1810). A faint pencil inscription on the paper backing reads *** Gretton – with the initials AE or JE below.

 

Description

The protruding bottom lip, double chin, large nose and white hair/wig closely resemble the portrait of W. Gretton in the satirical etching after Robert Dighton, “A View from Magdalen College, Cambridge”. Drawn Etchd & Pubd. Charg Cross, June 1809.

William Gretton (1736-1813) was Master of Magdalene from 1797, and Vice-Chancellor 1800-1.

Brand

Unidentified / Unknown Artist

Ivory:

5 cm x 4.2 cm.

Frame or Mount

Frame: 10.3 cm x 9 cm.