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Portrait of Henry Swinburne (by Anton Hickel)

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Portrait of Henry Swinburne (by Anton Hickel)

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Anton Hickel (Český Krumlov 1745 - 1798 Hamburg)
Portrait of Henry Swinburne (1743-1803)
signed and dated lower left: A. Hickel / p. 1794
oil on canvas, in a painted oval
63.3 x 53.4 cm.; 25 x 21 in.

Henry Swinburne was a travel writer whose accounts of journeys around Europe have been widely translated and reprinted. Born in Bristol, he travelled chiefly around Italy, France and Spain where he made important connections at court. Swinburne’s granddaughter, Henrietta Sophia Benfield, married Robert Berkeley (1794-1874) on 24 January 1822.

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