Joshua Reynolds: Richard Parsons, 2nd Earl of Rosse, 1744-46.

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14-Richard Parsons, 2nd Earl of Rosse (c.1718-1764), 1744-46, 127 x 102 cm, private collection.

Rosse was an Irish peer and this portrait was likely painted in London. He married Olivia Edwards in 1754. The composition is derived from a portrait of James Stuart, Duke of Richmond and Lennox, c. 1634–35 by Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, 1599–1641) that is today at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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