Sir Edward Paget (1775-1849) General

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Spain
    City: Madrid
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Martin Archer Shee, portrait painter and writer, was born in Dublin, the son of a merchant. After studying in his native city in the early 1780s, he moved to London in 1788 and entered the Royal Academy schools in 1790. Ten years later he was made a Royal Academician. In 1830, Shee was elected President of the Royal Academy, succeeding Sir Thomas Lawrence, and was knighted in the same year. Shee died in Brighton at the age of 80.
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    People
    Paget, Sir Edward
    Places
    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Sir Edward Paget (1775-1849) General
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 89.00 cm, width: 70.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Christie's, 28 April 1950
    Provenance
    Collection of Samuel Fox JP; collection of Almeric Hugh Paget, 1st Baron Queenborough (1861-1949) of Campfield Place, Hatfield; by whose executors sold through Christie’s, London, on 28 April 1950, ‘Ancient and Modern Pictures and Drawings: Property of Lord Queenborough and Others’ sale (Lot 71), as by ‘Unknown’, bought in; purchased from Christie’s by the Ministry of Works in April or May 1950
    GAC number
    1138