George Venables Vernon (1735–1813)

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George Venables Vernon (1735–1813), second Baron Vernon of Kinderton, was famously fond of hunting. He was the eldest son of George Venables Veron (1709–1780) of Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire, created the first Baron Vernon of Kinderton in 1762. This portrait was previously incorporated into the panelling of the Saloon at Sudbury Hall, at which time an additional strip of canvas was added to the foot of the painting (recently removed by Southampton Art Gallery to restore it to Gainsborough’s original proportions), so that its overall height matched those of the other full-length portraits in the room, including that of the second Baron’s second wife, Georgiana Fauquier by John Hoppner, whom he married in 1786.

Southampton City Art Gallery



George Venables Vernon (1735–1813)




oil on canvas


H 246.3 x W 150 cm

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purchased with the assistance of the National Art Collections Fund, 1957

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