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Creator Joseph Wilton RA, 1722–1803, British
Title Thomas Dawson, first Baron Dartrey (Later first Viscount Cremorne)
Alternate Title(s) Thomas Dawson, 1st Baron Dartrey (Later 1st Viscount Cremorne)
Date ca. 1771
Medium Carrara marble on an original oval socle
Dimensions Overall (without the socle): 21 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, 110 lb. (54.6 x 41.9 x 24.1 cm, 49.9 kg)
Chiselled within a circular band around an armorial cartouche on the front of the socle, surmounted with a Baron’s coronet: "THOMAS LORD DARTREY"., Chiseled on the reverse above socle, proper right, and with traces of black pigment: "J. Wilton Sculpt."
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1977.14.33
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
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People Represented or Subject • Dawson, Thomas, 1st Baron Dartrey (later 1st Viscount Cremorne), 1725-1813
Subject Terms banyan | gaze | grief | landowner | lord lieutenant | man | portrait | sorrow

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