Portrait of John Barber, full-length, in a brown coat and yellow waistcoat, standing, holding a tricorn hat, in an interior oil on canvas 61 x 43.5cm (24 x 17 1/8in).
PROVENANCE: By descent in the sitter's family to their great-granddaughter, Miss A.M. Pewtress Sale, Sotheby's, London, 18 November 1987, lot 36 Sale, Christie's, London, 12 April 1991, lot 18, with companion (see our lot 11) With Agnew's, London
The sitter, John Barber, was the son of Bennett Barber of Hampton Wick and the sister of Elizabeth (see lot 11). John was a partner in Dimsdale's Bank, according to the label on the reverse of the portrait. He was also admitted a Member of Lincoln's Inn on 6 July 1741, and made the Grand Tour, visiting Rome between 1769 and 1770. He died at Sion End.