Ralph Bigland, Garter K.A. [art original] : from a portrait in the possession of G. Bigland Esq. of Bigland, Co. Lancaster, 1800.

Physical Description:
1 drawing : pencil on wove paper ; sheet 18.1 x 15 cm
Notes:
Formerly owned by Lindsay Fleming, Aldwick Grange, Bognor Regis, Sussex. Sold at Sotheby's (Lindsay Fleming sale), lot 144, to Pickering & Chatto for W.S. Lewis, 23 March 1972.
Mounted opposite page lx of volume 2 of James Dallaway's interleaved, extra-illustrated copy of his: Inquiries into the origin and progress of the science of heraldry in England. Gloucester : Printed by R. Raikes, for T. Cadell, London, 1793.
Probably drawn after a painting by Richard Brompton; cf. British Museum online catalogue, registration no.: 1902,1011.5322.
Title and date from contemporary note in brown ink on verso.
Unsigned; artist not identified.
Abstract:
Portrait of the English antiquarian Ralph Bigland, three quarter length, directed to right, looking over his shoulder to left; wearing official robes decorated in armorial emblems, a short wig, and the chain of office; his right hand gloved and grasping the hilt of his sword, his left hand resting upon papers with a coat of arms visible on the uppermost sheet.
Topics:
Bigland, Ralph,--1711-1784--Portraits.
Brompton, Richard, 1734-1783, artist.
Dallaway, James,--1763-1834--Ownership.
Fleming, Lindsay--Ownership.
Language:
English
Genre:
Pencil works--British--19th century.
Portraits--British--19th century.
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Paintings & Drawings
Rights:
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Source Title:
Inquiries into the origin and progress of the science of heraldry in England.
Call Number:
Quarto 142 793D
Orbis Record:
13688886
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr36657
Citation:
Ralph Bigland, Garter K.A.. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
OID:
16703582
PID:
digcoll:4679340