Dorothy Jordan (real name Dorothy Phillips) (1761-1816) actress

John Hoppner (1758 - 1810)

Pencil and chalk on coloured paper

1785
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: France
    City: Paris
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    John Hoppner, portrait painter, was born in London. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1775 and became a member of the Academy in 1795. He was appointed Portrait Painter to the Prince of Wales in 1789. However, from the 1790s his achievements were overshadowed by those of the portraitist Sir Thomas Lawrence. Hoppner's first royal portraits were of three of the Princesses and were exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1785. They show the influence of both Romney and Reynolds. Hoppner received numerous commissions, mainly from members of the Whig party. His best and most attractive portraits are considered to be his groups of children. He died in 1810 at his home in Charles Street, Mayfair.
  • Explore
    People
    Jordan, Dorothy (real name Dorothy Phillips)
    Places
  • Details
    Title
    Dorothy Jordan (real name Dorothy Phillips) (1761-1816) actress
    Date
    1785
    Medium
    Pencil and chalk on coloured paper
    Dimensions
    height: 33.50 cm, width: 24.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Christie's via Leggatt Bros, 22 May 1959
    Inscription
    verso: Mrs Jordan. / Sketch by John Hoppner RA 1785. / Given by Lady Friedrich Bessborough
    Provenance
    Collection of Colonel K. E. Savill; by whom sold through Christie's, London, on 22 May 1959 (Lot 19), as ‘Mrs Jordan’; from which sale purchased by Leggatt Bros. on behalf of the Ministry of Works
    GAC number
    4934