JOHN RUSSELL R.A. 1796
JOHN RUSSELL R.A. 1796
JOHN RUSSELL R.A. 1796

JOHN RUSSELL RA (1745-1806)

JOHN RUSSELL R.A. 1796

1796 England

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Portrait of William Sydenham in the uniform of the East India Company's Madras Artillery. His blue jacket has red facings and collar and gold fringed epaulette, his hair is worn powdered and in a pigtail.

Pastel on card in a rectangular gilt wood frame, signed and dated: J Russell/pinxit 1796

William Sydenham, only son of Samuel Sydenham of Minehead and Alice Chapman his wife. Born at Minehead 1752 he was commissioned as a Cadet in the East India Company’s Madras Artillery, and in 1776 married his wife Amelia, the niece of General Horne, who had also served with the artillery in India.

In 1786, during the war with the Tipu Sultan of Mysore, Sydenham was promoted to Lieut. Colonel in command of the 1st Battalion at St Thomas’s Mount near Fort St George, Madras. He was later promoted Major General, Commandant of Artillery and Auditor General of Fort St George in January 1801 but sadly died in June of that year.

JOHN RUSSELL RA
1745-1806

John Russell studied crayon
drawing with Francis Cotes up to 1767,
entered RA Schools 1770.
Exhibited at SA (3),
RA (332), BI (1). Elected ARA 1772, RA 1778. He was appointed Crayon
Painter to the King and Prince of Wales, 1790.

Represented: NPG London; HMQ; Tate; Hove AG; BM; & the V & A Museum.

Excellent
Dimensions
Height 60.00 cm (23.62 inches)
Width 44.00 cm (17.32 inches)
Stock Code
CMW
Medium
Pastel crayon on card
Signed/Inscribed
J Russell 1796
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