Portrait of an African, probably Ignatius Sancho, once identified as Olaudah Equiano

Description
Eighteenth century society portraiture remained beyond the reach of all but the wealthy and Ignatius Sancho (1729-80) was one of the very few Africans portrayed as an individual rather than as a slave or servant. According to Sancho’s biographer, he was born on a slave ship and brought to England as a child.
Accession Loan No.
14/1943
Simple Name
painting
Full Name
Portrait of an African (probably Ignatius Sancho, previously identified as Olaudah Equiano)
Medium
oil
Common Name
Portrait of an African, probably Ignatius Sancho, once identified as Olaudah Equiano
Production Person Surname
Ramsay, attributed to; Reynolds, previously attributed to
Production Person Initials
Allan; Joshua
Production Country
United Kingdom: England; England
Period Classification
George II (1727-1760); George III (1760-1811)
Collection Class
Paintings
Production Town
London and Edinburgh; London
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Europe
Production Date
c 1758
Production Year Low
1757
Production Year High
1761
Inscription / Transcription
1757 / PM Turner
Created At
2016-10-13 15:46:36
Updated At
2016-10-13 15:46:36

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