Spencer Perceval (1762-1812) Prime Minister

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Downing Street
  • 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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    People
    Perceval, Spenser
    Places
    Materials & Techniques
    lithograph, photolithograph
  • Details
    Title
    Spencer Perceval (1762-1812) Prime Minister
    Date
    Medium
    Photolithograph
    Acquisition
    Presented for the Treasury Boardroom by Sir Reginald Welby, May 1893
    Provenance
    Presented to Treasury Boardroom by Sir Reginald Welby in May 1893
    GAC number
    0/42