Marcus Richard Fitzroy Thomas Renamed

November 6 2023

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Here's a fascinating piece of research from last year that I believe was missed from this blog. It concerns to reidentification of a boy featured in the Yale Center for British Art Joshua Reynolds’s Portrait of Charles Stanhope. Due to some incredible sleuthing by Alice Millard and later Victoria Hepburn, the identity of this unknown sitter was tracked down via baptismal records and Reynolds' sitters book. An interesting read, giving hope to paintings researchers out there who are endlessly met with dead-ends!

Update - Apologies, I've been corrected that the discovery was actually initially made by the archivist Alice Millard, who wrote a blog about her journey which can be accessed here!

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