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Executed by Ozias Humphry R.A in 1788.

A  portrait, its provenance and history...

Executed by Ozias Humphry R.A in 1788.

A  portrait, its provenance and history...

The Rice Portrait of 

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STILL, SADLY, UNACKNOWLEDGED, UNANSWERED - AND UNCOMFORTABLE

The following ‘Summary of Conclusive Evidence’ was published in 1997 by Margaret Campbell Hammond and Richard Wheeler.

 

A fine piece of scholarly invective, it went almost unnoticed 18 years ago. At that time the internet was not available as a vehicle with which to confront the art establishment in Great Britain with truths it would rather ignore.

 

This disquieting pamphlet was duly ignored.

 

It is now 2015 and times have changed.

 

Margaret Hammond was a dear friend, and - like Richard Wheeler- a dedicated and tenacious researcher. Both are dead. For the sheer pleasure of it, and with the kind permission of Richard Wheeler’s son Simon (who, incidentally, is the owner of the Stanier Clarke Portrait of Jane Austen) we are reproducing their words here.

 

They are, we think, as perfectly unanswerable today as they were when they were written.

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