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Date: Late 1700s
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Location: Cinnamon Drawing Room
Full length oil painting of Edwin Lascelles, Lord Harewood, on canvas in gilt frame headed with the Lascelles crest. In rose purple coat and waistcoat with gold braid, plum coloured breeches, white striped stockings; powdered hair; holding a walking stick in his right hand and his three cornered hat under his left arm. Landscape background, with a view of Harewood House on the left, under a sunset sky.
This portrait was painted during the build of Harewood House, which is depicted in the background to indicate that Edwin Lascelles was clearly a man of consequence. The composition is typical of Reynolds’ mid career style; Edwin’s pose is intended to invoke classical values and enhance his status.