James Maitland, 7th Earl of Lauderdale
Sir Joshua Reynolds
16 Jul 1723 - 23 Feb 1792
oil on canvas
238.6 x 144.6 cm stretcher; 264.1 x 172.0 x 9.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., black "... 1753 Sir Joshua Reynolds...".
Anonymous gift fund for an 18th century portrait 1977
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Pictures and furnishings from Scotland's famous houses, 5 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, 20 Aug 1950–09 Sep 1950
Art Treasures Centenary 1957, Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester, 30 Oct 1957–31 Dec 1957
Exhibition of works by Sir Joshua Reynolds P.R.A. 1723-1792, Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, 18 Feb 1961–19 Mar 1961
James Maitland, 7th Earl of Lauderdale, 1761-26 Mar 1976, England, Sat for in 1759, paid for 1761, £80 by the sitter. The painting passing to the heirs of the 7th Earl of Lauderdale. Sold Christies 26 March 1976
Christie's London, 26 Mar 1976, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Christie's London, 26 March 1976
Referenced in 11 publications
Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery, Exhibition of works by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1723-1792, 1961. cat.no. 32
Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'European', pg. 36-56, Sydney, 1988, 38.
Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 163 (illus.).
A. Graves and W.V. Cronin, A history of the works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Vol. 2, London, 1899, 566.
Manchester City Art Gallery, European old masters: art treasures centenary, 30th October to 31st December 1957: commemorating the famous exhibition, the Art treasures of the United Kingdom, held at Manchester in 1857, 1957. cat.no. 191
David Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds: A complete catalogue of his paintings, New Haven, 2000, 317. cat.no. 1173
David Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds: A complete catalogue of his paintings [Plates], New Haven, 2000, 251 (illus.). plate no. 431
National Trust for Scotland, Pictures and furnishings from Scotland's famous houses, 1950.
Peter Tomory and Robert Gaston, European Paintings before 1800 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1989, 42, 43 (illus.). plate no. 111
Ellis Kirkham Waterhouse, Pelican History of Art: Painting in Britain 1530-1790, England, 1953. plate no. 130
Ellis Kirkham Waterhouse, Reynolds, London, 1973, 19. plate no. 27