Gainsborough Dupont: Henry Fiennes Pelham Clinton

Henry Fiennes Pelham Clinton: Gainsborough Dupont

Gainsborough Dupont’s subject, Henry Fiennes Pelham Clinton, the Earl of Lincoln, stands cross-legged with his right hand on his hip and an expression of stern authority in this Neoclassical work.

He leans on a column’s pedestal on which are inscribed a crown and the initials of his status. Thus, the picture can be read as promoting both aristocratic standing and the monarchy.

Gainsborough Dupont’s Henry Fiennes Pelham Clinton is in the Nottingham City Museum and Gallery in England.

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