Spencer Perceval (1762-1812) Prime Minister

  • About the artist
    George Francis Joseph, portrait and subject painter, entered the Royal Academy Schools in London at the age of 20 as an engraver. He later established himself as a portrait painter in London and exhibited at both the Royal Academy and the British Institution. He also painted some fancy pictures and designed book illustrations. His best known works include ‘Mrs. Siddons as the Tragic Muse’ (1797) and ‘Return of Priam with the Dead Body of Hector’ (c.1811). In 1813, he was elected an associate of the Royal Academy. In 1836, Joseph retired to Cambridge, where he died ten years later.
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    Perceval, Spenser
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    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Spencer Perceval (1762-1812) Prime Minister
    Date
    1816
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 77.00 cm, width: 64.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Origin uncertain
    Inscription
    On paper in hand: A Bill
    Provenance
    Joined a group of portraits formerly on display at Downing Street some time between 1827 and 1892
    GAC number
    0/24