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Portrait of a gentleman, probably the Rev Atherton 1740c.

 English School 

Portrait of a gentleman, probably the Rev Atherton,  English School
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Oil on canvas
18th Century
 
This portrait may depict the Rev Atherton, a clergyman who was renowned for keeping a private menagerie which the painter, whose work has suggested identifiation with Arthur Devis or Edward Penny, has depicted with delightful enthusiasm.
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