Discovering a Samuel Percy wax portrait in Northern Ireland by Anna Moore

Posted: 03 March 2015

Joshua McGeough of Drumsill by Samuel Percy (c.1750-1820), coloured wax and silk in a gilt frame, signed and dated 1811 © National Trust Collections

Since receiving an Understanding British Portraits bursary, I have been undertaking research trips relating to my work on the eighteenth-century wax modeller, Samuel Percy. Born in Ireland in c.1750, Percy received his early artistic training at the Dublin Society school of art. As with many artists seeking a profitable career, he moved to London in the 1770s, yet pursued an[...]



The portrait collection at Eton College, Berkshire, 1 July 2015

Posted: 2015

Display of Eton Leaving Portraits, Election Chamber, Eton College © Eton College

The programme for this one-day seminar at Eton will comprise a range of in-depth presentations examining aspects of the college portrait collection, and extended tours to allow delegates to see how and where this varied collection is displayed.   The full programme and booking details will be announced in April 2015, please subscribe to the monthly newsletter for further details.[...]