Portrait of a lady
(early 19th century)
- oil on canvas
- 125.7 × 95.3 cm
- Accession Number
- International Painting
- Credit Line
- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased by the Commissioners of Fine Arts for Victoria, 1865
- Gallery location
- 19th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Collection of Joseph L. Grundy (1812–1902), Melbourne, 1858–65, as Portrait of a Lady by Joshua Reynolds; exhibited Fine Arts Exhibition, Collins St, Melbourne, 1861, no. 37 as Portrait of Lady Hamilton, by Joshua Reynolds; exhibited, Melbourne Public Library and Picture Gallery, 1864–65, lent by Joseph Grundy, as by Joshua Reynolds; purchased for the NGV, 1865.
 See ‘The Art Exhibition at the Public Library’, in The Australian News for Home Readers, Melbourne, Wednesday 25 January 1865, p. 11, accessed http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63170882; and also ‘The Victorian Art Exhibition’, in The Argus, Melbourne, Tuesday 27 December 1864, p 5–6, accessed http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5740667
 Reattributed, from Reynolds, to George Romney shortly after its acquisition by the Gallery. Reattributed in 1868 following examination under microscope 1868 to William Beechey. See under ‘Monday 18 May 1868’ in The Argus, Melbourne, Monday 18 May 1868, p. 5, accessed http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page221268
Exhibited: Fine Arts Exhibition, Collins St, Melbourne, 1861, no. 37 as Portrait of Lady Hamilton, by Joshua Reynolds; Melbourne Public Library and Picture Gallery, 1864–65, lent by Mr Grundy, as by Joshua Reynolds; possibly Fine Arts Gallery (Compartment 10), Intercolonial Exhibition, Melbourne, 1866, no. 310 as Portrait of a Lady by Unknown.