Charles Alexander (exhibited 1893 - 1894)
L'amateur chez lui (The Collector at Home)
A299a; oil on panel; 38 x 56 cm
Signed: Charles Alexander
Bequeathed by C.D.E. Fortnum, 1899; WA1899.3
Poole 1912, no. 500
In this portrait of Fortnum, he is seen in his house at Stanmore, surrounded by some of the collections he would later give or bequeath to the Ashmolean. He holds a jug of Medici porcelain; on the desk is one of his Palissy figures, a bronze of St John the Baptist and a bronze candlestick, while on the chair is propped up the Virgin and Childby Pintoricchio (A303).
Information derived from the The Ashmolean Museum Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings.