Beeston Long junior


Beeston Long Esq.

Portrait of Beeston Long Esq., commissioned by the Directors of the London Dock Company, As a testimony of their Regard and Esteem, and for his indefatigable zeal and attention to the affairs of the Company as their Chairman. Painted by Will.m Owen Esq.r R.A. Engraved by S.W. Reynolds. London: Pub. by the Engraver June 10, 1817. Framed mezzotint. Both the National Maritime Museum and the Science Museum have mezzotints of this picture.


A proof before letters was advertised by Grosvenor Prints: 'Image 647 x 381mm. 25½ x 15". Queen Victoria's collector's stamp in lower right. Trimmed inside the plate. Portrait; full-length seated slightly to right, head tilted slightly to left and looking towards the viewer, elbows on the arms of his chair, wearing a dark suit and white frill; globe to left, table with books and a large scroll with a plan, to left; view beyond a column and parapet on the right, of a busy harbour. Ex Collection: Queen Victoria via the Hon.ble Christopher Lennox-Boyd. [Ref: 23345] £320.00'

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