A Gentleman, believed to be Abraham Newland
A Gentleman, believed to be Abraham Newland
A Gentleman, believed to be Abraham Newland

WILLIAM WOOD (1769-1810)

A Gentleman, believed to be Abraham Newland

c. 1795 United Kingdom

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A fine portrait of a young Gentleman, believed to be Abraham Newland, chief Cashier of the Bank of England, in dark coloured coat and white stock
The backing paper inscribed in the artist’s hand ’1 of 99’./ Exact size/ of the picture/ which cannot be reduc’d.
In silver gilt frame, the reverse with gold initials AJN with locks of hair and gold wire on opalescent glass within blue glass border
oval, 2 15/16 inches high

It is is believed that the sitter is Abraham Newland (1730-1807) the chief cashier of the Bank of Enqland from 1782 to 1807. The expression "an Abraham Newland" came to mean a bank note, because without his signature no Bank of England note was genuine. He slept in the Bank itself for 25 years.
Newland is recorded as having had his portrait taken by Wood, at The Bank. Williamson, The Miniature Collector, p. 287
Height 3.00 inch (7.62 cm)
Stock Code
watercolour on ivory
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