A portrait of John Baker of Bayfordbury oil on canvas 36 x 28in (91.4 x 71.1cm) Painted in 1771.
PROVENANCE: Admiral Sir Lewis Clinton-Baker, Bayfordbury, Herts., 1936; Lieut. W.L. Clinton-Baker sale, Christie's London, 1 June 1945, lot 115; Sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 20 April 1983, lot 34; with Colnaghi, New York.
LITERATURE: A. Graves & W.V. Cronin, A History of the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, 4 vols, London, 1899-1901, i, 44 (wrongly as two pictures) E.K. Waterhouse, Reynolds, London, 1941, 62; D. Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds: A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings, New Haven and London, 2000, I, p 70, and II, p 418, fig. 1019, as untraced.
John Baker, born 1753, was the youngest son of Sir William Baker; he never married.