J.Plott (1732-1803)Drawing, ex Columbus Museum


(SOLD)Pencil drawing of the head of a bearded man by John Plott (British 1732-1803). Graphite on paper, signed indistinctly at the lower left, stamp at the upper left, gilt framed (46 cm by 53 cm). Deaccession of the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, which it sold sold to benefit it’s acquisition fund.

John Plott (1732 Winchester–1803), was first a pupil of Richard Wilson, then Nathaniel Hone, whom he assisted in his miniatures and enamels. Plott exhibited with the Incorporated Society from 1764 to 1775, and at the Royal Academy from 1772 to the end of his life. Late in life Plott became a member of the corporation of Winchester, and he died there on 27 Oct. 1803. He was an intimate friend of George Keate, the poet, and Plott painted a miniature of Keate, which was engraved by J. K. Sherwin as a frontispiece to his ‘Poems,’ 1781.


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