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James Bourdieu
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
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Reynolds, Sir Joshua

Plympton (United Kingdom), 1723 - London, 1792

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James Bourdieu

1765 - 1766. Oil on canvas. Not on display

According to Reynolds’ notes, the sitter posed for him in October 1765 and the portrait was completed in January 1766. No biographical details are known of Bourdieu, who is depicted seated with his legs crossed in a relaxed pose, looking at the viewer as if he has raised his eyes from the letter that he holds.


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Inventory number
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
James Bourdieu
1765 - 1766
Height: 126 cm.; Width: 103 cm.
Bequest of Bertram M. Newhouse, 1954.

Bibliography +

Sánchez Cantón, F. J., Adquisiciones del Museo del Prado, 1954-1955, Archivo español de arte y arqueología, 29, 1956, pp. 93.

Sánchez Cantón, F. J., Retratos ingleses en el Museo del Prado, Goya : revista de arte : publicación bimestral de..., 1958, pp. 344.

Salas, Xavier de, Museo del Prado. Catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1972.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado. Catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 544.

Buendía, José Rogelio, El Prado. Colecciones de Pintura, Lunwerg Editores, Madrid, 1994, pp. 482.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, III, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1996, pp. nº1802.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 1802.
Autor, sir Joshua Reynolds / 1802. Asunto, retrato de Mr. James Bourdieu / Lienzo 126 x 61 cms. / Nº catalogo 2986 / Donado por Mr. Bertram M. Newhouse en 30 octubre 1954 (de Nueva York)



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Displayed objects +

Chair / Armchair



Update date: 04-12-2020 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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