A fine posthumous watercolor portrait of George Brodrick (1754 - 1836), 4th Viscount of Midleton, in youth, shown reading a book. watercolor inscription in lower right: George, 4th Viscount Midleton, N. 1754 Ob. 1836. Painting is in excellent condition, though the frame shows finish loss in several places. Painting was probably executed early 20th C. Artist is unknown.
Midleton was a British nobleman eventually holding the rank of baron, educated at Eton and Cambridge, and sat as a Member of Parliament for Whitchurch.
This watercolor is based either upon an original portrait by Angelica Kauffman (1741 - 1807) executed in 1766 when the subject was 12 years old, or more likely on the lithograph of the portrait produced by William Sharp (1807 - 1875) in the early 19th C., a copy of which is in the National Portrait Gallery of the United Kingdom.
The aforementioned Kauffman portrait is the only known contemporary portrait of Brodrick.
Dimensions: 20 1/2" x 16 5/8" framed