About this artwork

Murray is shown here in his mid-thirties wearing the Highland Dress of the 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards. No payment for this portrait is recorded and it was not collected from Reynolds's studio. Lord Dunmore later went to America and became Governor of New York and then Governor of Virginia. He was unpopular with the colonists and was constantly engaged in disputes. By the time the War of Independence was underway, he had been driven away.

  • title:
    John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore
  • accession number:
    PG 2895
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1765
  • measurements:
    238.10 x 146.20 cm (framed: 269.00 x 176.30 x 8.00 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1992 with contributions from the Art Fund and the National Heritage Memorial Fund
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Sir Joshua Reynolds

Sir Joshua Reynolds