Artist Thomas Gainsborough, English, 1727-1788
Title
  • The Honorable Richard Savage Nassau de Zuylestein, M.P.
Date ca. between 1778 and 1780
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 94 1/8 × 61 3/4 inches (239.1 × 156.8 cm)
Framed: 102 3/8 × 68 3/8 × 4 3/4 inches (260 × 173.7 × 12.1 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Mrs. Horace E. Dodge in memory of her husband
Accession Number 71.169
Department European Painting
On View British S3BB, Level 3 (see map)
Arthur Chichester, First Marquess of Donegall [d. 1799] (Fisherwick near Lichfield, Staffordshire, England);
by descent to his third son, Lord Spencer Stanley Chichester [d. 1819] (Dunbrody Park, Arthurstown, Co. Wexford, Ireland);
by descent to his son, Arthur Chichester, first Baron Templemore [d. 1837] (Dunbrody Park, Arthurstown, Co. Wexford, Ireland);
by descent to his son, Henry Spencer Chichester, second Baron Templemore [d. 1906] (Dunbrody Park, Arthurstown, Co. Wexford, Ireland);
by descent to his son, Arthur Henry Chichester, third Baron Templemore [d. 1924] (Dunbrody Park, Arthurstown, Co. Wexford, Ireland);
by descent to his son, Arthur Claude Spencer Chichester, fourth Baron Templemore;
ca. 1925, sold through Arthur Ruck (?);
ca. 1925, purchased by (Duveen Brothers, New York, New York, USA);
1935, acquired by Anna Thomson Dodge [Mrs. Horace E. Dodge] (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA);
1971-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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